In January, Variety reported about the new position of John Lasseter, the former Pixar head of animation who was the subject of a workplace harassment complaints from Pixar staffers.
termination for just cause
An ever-evolving aspect of employment law jurisprudence concerns when an employer can shield documents and correspondence relating to a workplace investigation from a former employee who has commenced wrongful dismissal litigation. A recent Superior Court of Ontario decision fell against the employer on this issue.
An Ontario labour arbitrator upheld an employee's termination for just cause after the employer learned that the employee faked the severity of her injury and ability to perform work for over five years. The arbitrator found that the employer was justified in terminating the employee for just cause because the actions of the employee went to the heart of the employment relationship.