Bus driver calls in sick — from India

Driver's leave request was rejected but he left the country anyway
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/29/2014

This instalment of You Make the call involves a bus driver who was dismissed after not reporting for work.

Baljit Nagra was a bus operator for Whistler Transit, a transit service provider to the resort town of Whistler, B.C. Nagra was hired in November 2004 and had a few suspensions on his record — one for recording an earlier start than his actual start time and another for insubordination. He was also suspended for failing to stop twice at a stop sign in a single shift.