Company not allowed to deduct money from driver’s wages for damaged rental van

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Hutchins v. Atlantic Provincial Security Guard Services Ltd., 1995 CarswellNB 609 (N.B. Labour & Employment Bd.)

In 1995, Gerald Hutchins was driving a rented mini-van while delivering packages for Atlantic Provincial Security Guard Services.

When he didn’t bring the vehicle back on Friday, the president of the company phoned Hutchins to find out where it was. He said he didn’t have a car and asked if he could use the van over the weekend. The president reluctantly agreed.