Falsifying timesheets and not admitting it gets poor reception

Worker tried to explain away false timesheets
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016

A federally regulated employer had just cause to dismiss a worker who falsified timesheets and refused to accept responsibility for it, an adjudicator has ruled.

Bruce Sinclair was a maintenance technician with Shaw Cablesystems in Edmonton since 2006. Sinclair had mixed results with his performance, as some reports indicated he was polite with customers and others that he was sometimes rude. In addition, Shaw’s random checks of employee jobs — about one per cent of all work performed by technicians — showed Sinclair often did poor work.

In November 2012, Sinclair’s supervisor met with him to review unacceptable use of work codes, not filling out paperwork properly, and not finishing the job on his calls. In 2013, Shaw had to assign two follow-up visits by other technicians to fix Sinclair’s work. He was also given “below expectations” ratings on other jobs. Shaw inspectors found more problems with poor work, giving customers incorrect information, and failing to call a customer before he arrived.