Dismissal for excessive absenteeism too hasty

Medical notes should take precedence over surveillance of injured employee's outside activities: Arbitrator
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/29/2014

An Ontario employer did not have just cause to dismiss an employee for excessive absenteeism, an arbitrator has ruled.

The employee worked in the dietary department of the Humber River Hospital in Toronto for 15 years — almost seven of those years as a full-time employee.