Bank worker fired for breach of trust

Employers don’t have to suffer an actual loss in order to justify dismissal — the potential for harm will often suffice
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

When it comes to firing an employee for cause, the employer doesn’t always need to have suffered a loss — potential harm is often sufficient in the eyes of the court. That principal was affirmed in a recent case involving a Toronto banker who helped her common-law husband Patrick Lee, who worked as a real estate agent, with a number of shady transactions.


Ng v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce