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False accusation leads to real dismissal

Employee’s claims supervisor threatened him were false and in bad faith in light of co-workers’ reports that nothing of the sort happened

Bus driver fired after punishing rowdy passengers

Driver claimed he was set up by passenger’s false injury report but failed to accept responsibility for failing to follow procedure after sudden emergency stop

Parking lot attendant fired for shady cash transactions

Customer report of worker accepting cash under the table confirmed employer’s suspicions from previous incidents

Foreign worker's language ability inadequate to perform job duties

Foreign worker had positive Labour Market Opinion but visa officer felt worker’s language skills and qualifications didn’t meet requirements for truck driver position

All that and a bag of chips – but don’t forget to pay for them

Intellectually-limited worker not guilty of theft, but he compounded honest mistake by panicking and trying to come up with a story

Worker’s work refusal escalates

Suspension for refusing assigned work leads to altercation and dismissal for breach of company's violence and harassment policy

Worker flames out after slow response to emergency

Employer didn’t like delayed response by company firefighter with multiple instances of discipline over short period of employment
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

Social Media: An organization’s best friend and worst enemy

Social media can’t be ignored but it can have a positive role for employers if approached effectively
Date: Sep 16, 2015
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

Mitigation: How to Keep the Damage to a Minimum

When facing a demand for dismissal damages, it’s important to be familiar with a dismissed employee’s duty to limit those damages
Ashley Madison hack shows potential for employers to get drawn into ugly situations
David Peterson accusation highlights the fact employers cannot ignore any allegations of sexual harassment