Hiring a board member after firing an employee on board’s recommendation

Is the employer open to any liabilities or conflict of interest complaints if it hires a board member to fill the position of an employee fired on the board's recommendation?
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

A general manager fires an employee on the advice of the board of directors, then one of the directors steps into the position while remaining on the board. The position is advertised locally and the director formally applies for the position without resigning from the board. Is the employer open to any liabilities or conflict of interest complaints?

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