Discipline but not firing for employee with depression

Depression and personal issues contributed to employee's absences but intentional cover-up was culpable behaviour: Board
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/02/2009

A Saskatchewan woman who lied to her employer about her whereabouts during working hours deserved serious discipline, but the employer should have considered the effects of her troubled personal life and depression before firing her, the Saskatchewan Arbitration Board has ruled.