No to resignation but yes to just cause

Employee resigned during theft investigation and later recanted, but evidence pointed to guilt
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/16/2012

A postal employee who quit after being accused of stealing money has been denied a chance to rescind her resignation.

Ruby Sapra, 38, was a supervisor for Canada Post at a delivery centre in Mississauga, Ont. She first joined the corporation in 2001 and worked her way up to her supervisor position.

On Sept. 18, 2008, one of Sapra’s co-workers discovered that $200 was missing from her purse, which was in a container under her desk. The co-worker recalled that Sapra had seen her take the purse out to get some money, and therefore knew where she kept it. The co-worker reported the theft to her supervisor. About one month later, the same co-worker discovered $50 was missing from her purse and again reported it.