Stay in school – at least during an educational leave

Employee took educational leave but had surgery and ended up working another job instead – without telling employer
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/22/2015

A British Columbia employer had just cause to fire an employee who ended up working for another employer rather than attending school during an educational leave, an arbitrator has ruled.

Geoff Cahoon was a general clerk at a Safeway store in Castlegar, B.C., hired in 1980. Safeway, owned by Sobey’s, operated grocery stores throughout British Columbia.