Parking lot attendant fired for shady cash transactions

Customer report of worker accepting cash under the table confirmed employer’s suspicions from previous incidents
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/24/2015

an employer dismisses an employee for cause, it should have solid evidence to prove that cause legitimately exists. Circumstantial evidence usually won’t cut it, even if there’s a lot of it. However, circumstantial evidence can raise suspicions and increase an employer’s alertness. And if the employee is guilty of misconduct, she’s more likely to get caught and give the employer the evidence of just cause it needs to proceed with dismissal.

A patient and cautious employer is likely to find itself with a better case for dismissal than one that acts too quickly.