Employee’s private admail is bad mail for Canada Post

Mail carrier fired for involvement in delivering flyers for side business on company time
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/31/2012

Going under the table on company time

Many jobs require a certain level of trust and responsibility for employers to place in the hands of employees. Employees of Canada Post fall under that umbrella, as individuals and organizations place their item in their care. The corporation itself must trust the employees to handle the mail and, like many employers, perform their work to the benefit of the employer’s overall business.

When an employee uses the employer’s resources for personal gain and at potential cost to the employer, there can be a serious breach of trust that could endanger the employment relationship — as well as the employee’s employment.