A British Columbia labour arbitrator decided that after an employee did not report to work, an employer had just and reasonable cause to discipline the employee, and dismissal was not an excessive response in the circumstance.
In a recent case, the employee alleged that, contrary to the Human Rights Code, the employer terminated her employment after she worked only three shifts because she was pregnant.
Employment rose for the second consecutive month, up 43,000 in October. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent, the lowest rate since November 2008. (In PDF)