Overzealous security guard fired

Alberta court reduces notice period because employee knew he was on thin ice
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A security officer was not entitled to full notice when he was fired because he already knew he was on thin ice with his employer, an Alberta court has ruled.

Michael Bartolome joined Alberta Investigation and Loss Prevention Inc. in November, 2001. From Jan. 1, 2003, his status was that of a contract worker: He was paid so that the regular deductions for employment insurance, pension and income tax were not made. He’d obtained a GST registration number and charged his employer GST for his services.

In July 2004 Bartolome was on patrol and thought he heard gunshots. Against the advice of his supervisor, he contacted the police. But the shots turned out to be fireworks being set off to celebrate Canada Day.