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CASES AND TRENDS

Volunteer firefighter fired from regular job for leaving too often

Employer accused worker of leaving without permission but worker was operating under past practices

Supreme Court of Canada recognizes new duty of honesty

Both sides in employment relationship should take heed to top court’s ruling on contracts

City of Winnipeg falls short on accommodation of injured worker

City offered worker modified duties but walked away from the table when he couldn’t attend training due to university obligations

Misrepresentation on resume and breach of contract not enough for just cause

Salesman misrepresented some of his experience and breached clause in contract but deserved notice of termination after not making any sales

District manager demoted after affair with company owner ends

Owner claimed employee wasn’t doing her job well and requested a change, but evidence showed employee wanted to stay in her position

Mental distress compensation awarded by Ontario tribunal

Standard restricting workers compensation for mental stress to that caused by sudden and unexpected events discriminatory

Worker’s dishonesty muddles duty to accommodate

Employer had evidence that should have quelled suspicions about worker’s injury, but employee didn’t help his case by exaggerating
Cynthia Ingram, a lawyer with Keyser Mason Ball, explains to Canadian HR Reporter TV what the components of thorough workplace investigations include.

Managing an Aging Workforce

Best practices in managing older workers and generational diversity will prepare your organization for the demographic shift of an aging population
Employers must give employees plenty of warning and a chance to improve if they want to terminate without reasonable notice
2 recent cases highlight importance of facts, employee honesty in determining discipline