Impaired Driving And Employment

Drinking and Driving May NOT be Cause for Dismissal

Previous court decisions have confirmed that an employee’s conduct outside of work may form the basis for the termination of their employment. However, not all misconduct outside of work will constitute just cause, as confirmed in the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Klonteig v. District of West Kelowna, 2018 BCSC 124.
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Employers Must Ask Questions First

Inquire Before You Fire

Employer ordered to pay aggravated damages for refusing to listen employee’s side of the story before firing him Termination of employment is usually a very stressful and difficult time for an employee. This is especially true when the dismissal is…

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Office Romance

Workplace Romance

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we will soon start to see flowers and other tokens of affection popping up in the workplace. This can be a joyful time filled with expressions of love, but it also causes employers to…

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Workplace Investigation

Investigating just cause

Some form of investigation should be undertaken before summary dismissal is imposed In recent years, I have frequently commented that when reviewing just cause cases, the employee's response when confronted with suspicions of misconduct is often the deciding factor with…

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Discipline for Off-Duty Conduct

In my latest Canadian HR Law blog post, I tackled the controversial issue of whether an individual can be disciplined or dismissed for what they do while off-duty. The original post can be found here, but an expanded version is…

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