Disorganized employee not dishonest: Court

Issues with expense claims the result of employee's disorganization and employer's informality
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/29/2015

A British Columbia employee was not dishonest when he submitted inaccurate expense claims and timecards, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled.

Robert Johnson, 65, was a manager for Marine Roofing Repair and Maintenance Service in Vancouver with 24 years of service. Johnson reported to the company’s owner until the owner’s death in September 2011. He then reported to an executive, Gary Godfrey, who was part of a management committee with the late owner’s wife and son.