Conviction for off-duty behaviour

Employee's off-duty behaviour raises trust issues at work
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today


An employee has gotten into some legal trouble outside of work. His sentence didn't affect his ability to report to work, but it has called into question his honesty and trustworthiness. His position involves a lot of responsibility and exposure to sensitive information and if we can't be sure we can trust him, it will cause significant problems for the company. Can his off-duty actions be considered breach of trust and cause for dismissal?