Employee cries alcoholism too late after dismissal and drunk driving charge

Employee denied medical reasons for attendance issues
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/04/2015

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a New Brunswick worker who lost his driver’s licence because of a conviction for intoxicated driving.

Patrick Hogan was a service installation technician for Rogers Cable in Miramichi, N.B., installing cable services for the national cable, Internet and phone services provider. Hired in November 2007, Hogan worked in a service vehicle driving to where installation or maintenance at customer locations was required.