Can New Brunswick employer withhold wages of fired worker to pay for damage?

Tire worker involved in hit-and-run accident with security guard
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This instalment of You Make the Call takes a look at whether or not an employer can withhold pay from a fired employee to pay for damages he caused.

Streffen Tomilson started working for Lutes Mountain Tire Ltd. in Moncton, N.B. in November 2005. He was hired to install tires on cars and was paid $10 per hour. Between the start of his employment and his termination in December 2005, he worked a total of 380.5 hours. In the last two weeks of his employment, he worked 68 hours.

Although a good worker, sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Eve he and a fellow worker were involved in an incident that caused Lute Mountain Tire to immediately fire both individuals.