Class dismissed for school board accountant

School board had just cause to dismiss secretary-treasurer for poor performance and insubordination; professional status exempted him from OT pay
By Brian Leclair
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/09/2019

The Manitoba Labour Board has upheld an appeal of the dismissal of a school division’s secretary-treasurer after ruling the employee was terminated for just cause and not entitled to overtime wages or wages  in lieu of notice.

The employee — referred to as S.A. — began employment as associate secretary-treasurer with the Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) in October 2014, became secretary-treasurer in December 2014, and was terminated in June 2016.

The secretary treasurer's role was to be responsible for the preparation, communication and delivery of all aspects of the PRSD budget, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and supervision of staff. The position was second-in-command in the school division.