Employee constructed own dismissal: Board

Employee wanted out and used restructuring as excuse, says arbitrator
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/26/2012

An employee who claimed constructive dismissal from changes to her job wanted to leave, the Ontario Arbitration Board has ruled.

Tara Webster was hired by Securitas Canada, a security services company in Toronto, in February 2004. In May 2009, she became an administrative assistant for both the information technology (IT) and human resources departments in the head office. The job involved completing expense reports and administrative support for the IT department and helping the HR department with recruiting initiatives and other functions.

Early in 2010, Securitas made several changes to its business and policies to make it more consistent with its operations in the United States. The changes included transferring most of Webster’s IT support duties to other departments and the U.S. branch.