Not allowing dismissed employee to collect belongings

The line between respectful and bad-faith dismissal
By Meghan McCreary
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/25/2015

Question: If a dismissed employee is escorted off the premises without being allowed to return to her workstation to collect any personal belongings — which would be sent later — is the employer at risk of added damages in the manner of dismissal?

Answer: If at the time of dismissal the dismissed employee is treated respectfully and with as much privacy as reasonably possible, it is unlikely that the employer would be at risk for additional damages for not allowing the employee to collect her own personal belongings before leaving the workplace.