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CASES AND TRENDS

School worker expelled

Worker can’t stick to story about why he took unscheduled break

Legitimate business reasons not the same as just cause

Director of underperforming facility couldn’t improve existing problems in less than 2 years

Terms of settlement upheld following allegation of termination for cause

Settlement agreement supersedes after-acquired information

Worker told to hit the road after drug test refusal

Company policy stated refusals would result in discipline including dismissal, but positive test would bring assistance

Employer suspicious of workplace injury pushes return to work too hard

Company developed return-to-work plan behind worker’s back despite medical assessments that worker was unfit to work

Teacher wins in court but loses job after controversy with former student

Teacher was acquitted of sexually assaulting former student but was fired for inappropriate communications with the girl

An ill-conceived plan to move pregnant employee’s job

Employer decided it was a good time to eliminate employee’s position when she went on pregnancy leave, but had no comparable job for her
Lyndsay Wasser, co-chair of the privacy group at McMillan LLP, sat down with Canadian HR Reporter to discuss pitfalls and benefits of using social media to conduct background checks during the recruitment process. Liz Foster reports

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Determine if testing is appropriate for your workplace and how to go about it
Date: Feb 24, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

Employee Off-Duty Conduct – Protecting the Workplace

The off-duty conduct of employees is a hot issue for employers right now. Here’s what your organization can do to protect itself
Workplace policies against misconduct are good to have but they’re no good if employees aren’t aware of them
Recent decision not entirely consistent with previous case law