Employee’s failure to disclose stake in supplier not grounds for dismissal

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Davey v. Syncrude Canada Ltd., 2004 CarswellAlta 886, 2004 ABCA 190, 2004 C.L.L.C. 210-029 (Alta. C.A.)

Peter Davey filed an action for wrongful dismissal against Syncrude Canada Ltd. after it summarily terminated his employment. Syncrude alleged Davey was in a conflict of interest because he owned a small percentage of one of Syncrude’s suppliers and that his failure to disclose the conflict was dishonesty that justified summary dismissal.