Worker fired for moonlighting after calling in sick

Worker called in sick to work at other job
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/16/2014

This instalment of You Make the Call involves a part-time employee who was caught calling in sick so she could work another job.

The 50-year-old worker was a part-time facility aide providing laundry and housekeeping support services at a long-term care facility in Malton, Ont., run by the Regional Municipality of Peel.

The worker had four regular shifts every two weeks. She also took as many call-in shifts as she could get to earn more money, as she was a single mother of an adult son and teenage daughter who both lived with her. She also balanced her work at the Malton facility with another part-time job working call-in shifts at a health centre in nearby Brampton, Ont.