Trucker for The Brick fired after driving with suspended licence

Retail giant justified in terminating driver, says arbitrator
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Retail giant The Brick was justified in firing a driver who continued to drive even after his licence was suspended, an arbitrator has ruled.

Jeffrey De’Ath started working for The Brick in Rexdale, Ont., in 1999 as a truck driver. He was convicted of speeding twice and his licence was suspended on May 26, 2004, for unpaid fines. Despite the suspension, De’Ath continued to drive for The Brick. The company was not aware of the tickets nor the fact that his licence was no longer valid.

The company’s safety rules clearly state that anyone operating a company vehicle must do so in accordance with the