Employee puts brakes on retraining

Employee returning to work didn't want to attend out-of-town training
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/18/2015

This instalment of You Make the Call features a bus driver who was fired after refusing to attend out-of-town training.

Dean West was a long haul motor coach operator for Vancouver Island Coach Lines (VICL), based in Nanaimo, B.C. He began his employment in 1994 and in September 2005 he went on stress leave. The leave began after an incident with a manager following a passenger complaint and eventually turned into long-term disability leave.