Bus driver given another chance after multiple suspensions

Employee sent letter after termination acknowledging his misconduct and vowing to be better if given another chance
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/15/2014

There is a high bar for establishing just cause for dismissal in Canada. Often, one of the main considerations in determining whether there is just cause is the disciplinary steps taken by the employer to ensure the employee in question is aware of her situation and the need to improve. Additionally, once the employee is made aware of the need to change her ways, she has to be given a reasonable chance to do so. That’s where progressive discipline comes in.