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Canadian Employment Law Today

Jan 21, 2015 Print Edition:

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Employee fired after false accusation against co-worker

Employee kept changing date and couldn’t provide details of alleged knife incident with co-worker with whom he had past altercations

Worker unfairly singled out as harasser

Workplace was full of gossip and rumours; employer relied on hearsay to determine worker was responsible

Checking a job applicant’s social media

Factoring social media activity in hiring decision

Off-duty violent behaviour and just cause

Employee response to employee's violent behaviour outside of work

Employee sent packing after pre-planned trip while off sick

Worker made trip arrangements after using up his vacation time, then asked his doctor for note giving him time off for stress during trip dates

CPR worker fired after alcohol test refusal

Worker denied consuming alcohol but refused test; refusal treated same as positive test under policy

Worker’s drug problem worse than initially admitted

Worker denied having a problem after testing positive for cocaine following accident
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