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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

Stalking someone is bad – especially while on duty

Worker’s intimidation of woman while in company van on duty and attempts to cover it up were just cause for dismissal
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

At Your Fingertips: How Workplace Laws Impact Biometrics

Find the right balance between the business and legal advantages of using biometrics in the workplace with employee privacy and human rights concerns
Date: Aug 19, 2015
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

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
If an employee with a disability doesn’t want accommodation and seems able to do the job, should accommodation be pursued?
Alberta decision provides guidance when it comes to employer responsibilities and 'undue hardship'