Sobeys fired innocent worker for theft

What happens when an employee, dismissed for theft, is completely exonerated? Grocery giant Sobeys was faced with that dilemma after it fired an assistant store manager it was convinced stole thousands of dollars
|Canadian Employment Law Today

What happens when an employee, dismissed for theft, is completely exonerated? Grocery giant Sobeys was faced with that dilemma after it fired an assistant store manager it was convinced stole thousands of dollars.

The obvious answer might be to reinstate the worker — something both Sobeys and the employee wanted and strived for in this case. But when Sobeys refused to acknowledge the dismissal had been without cause and attached conditions to the worker’s reinstatement, the worker balked. The case ended up before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and Sobeys ultimately was ordered to reinstate the worker and pay him back wages.

The case