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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Terminated deaf worker was an ‘inconvenience’ to employer

You’d probably be fair in thinking that a deaf, gay Aboriginal man can have a hard time getting a break, but Darryl Wesley seems like the type of person who doesn’t let obstacles get in his way. Nonetheless, when he was terminated from a landscaping job…

Termination for cardinal safety violation not justified

In Shuya v ADM Agri-Industries Co, a labour arbitrator decided that there was no cause for the termination of an employee for having committed a cardinal violation of the employer’s safety rules, and a more appropriate disciplinary response should…

Firefighter’s inappropriate tweets were not cause for termination

In Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, Local 3888 v Grievance of Lawaun Edwards, an Ontario labour arbitrator decided that termination for cause was too harsh a punishment after the employer found out that the employee posted…

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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