May 18, 2015
An employee of Hydro One is reportedly out of a job. His employer took exception to the fact that he lewdly and crudely interrupted an on-air journalist who then confronted and challenged he and his friend, Tweedledummer.
Apr 06, 2015
The saying goes, “Just because you think everyone’s out to get you doesn’t mean they’re not.” And sometimes the opposite is also true.
Feb 09, 2015
A convenience store employee in Hamilton was recently terminated from his employment as a result of his reaction to being robbed.
Jan 12, 2015
Employees should be very mindful of how they use social media. Depending on what your job is, who you work for and how odious your online behaviour, you might end up getting terminated for just cause.
Mar 10, 2014
If you are going to spend money to hire a lawyer to represent you after a termination, be sure to tell them the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Otherwise, you’re wasting your time and theirs.
Feb 10, 2014
An employer does not need just cause to terminate a non-union employee but if they don’t have it, they have to provide pay in lieu of notice. In addition, if they are one of the 5% or less companies that are governed by the Canada Labour Code, they may also be subject to further sanctions over and above severance
Dec 12, 2012
People who work for federally regulated companies have some rights that are similar to unionized workers without having to pay the union dues. Banks are federally regulated.
Oct 29, 2012
QUESTION: I worked for a retail outlet for just under three years and never received any significant criticisms of my performance. One day, I accidentally gave a customer a discount for which they did not qualify. It was not someone I knew. I received no personal benefit from this mistake whatsoever. My manager told me I was guilty of theft. I told him no money ended up in my pocket. He said if it wasn’t theft it was fraud. In any case, he fired me. The Ministry of Labour says they will collect the two weeks minimum termination pay and I know that having filed with them I cannot sue for more. My concern is my future job prospects. This is the first job I ever had and I am afraid that if any potential employer calls him up, he is going to tell them I am a fraud artist. Is there anything I can do about this?
Sep 03, 2012
A man we will call Jay got a job working for a car parts manufacturer when he was 22 years old. He started as a labourer. 23 years later he was a vice president with significant client responsibilities. He mostly used his car for work purposes but one day he decided to go and see a client in Alliston and took the employer’s truck from the yard without asking.
Aug 20, 2012
Unless you are extremely lucky, violence in the workplace will almost get you fired without a severance package.