Worker dismissed for not being upfront about overseas trip while on layoffWorker knew he'd be away for months but was recalled to work three weeks later02/03/2016|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016 An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of an Ontario worker who left the country following a temporary layoff without telling his employer before he was recalled.The worker was hired by Dufferin Concrete, a construction company specializing in paving based in Oakville, Ont., in September 2011 as a ready mix driver. His disciplinary record included a three-day suspension in November 2014 for operating a hand-held device while driving his company truck and engaging in an abusive and offensive exchange with a co-worker. On Jan. 5, 2015, the worker was laid off due to a seasonal shortage of work. Such layoffs were common each January. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.