Worker out of time for false timesheets

Worker must reimburse employer more than $44,000 after being paid for shifts he filed timesheets for but didn’t really work
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/09/2019

A New Brunswick employer is entitled to more than $44,000 from a former worker who submitted false timesheets for 41 shifts he didn’t really work, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal has ruled.

Godfrey Mendes worked for Ontario Hydro for 10 years before joining Bruce Power, a business partnership of energy corporations headquartered in Tiverton, Ont., as a radiation protection assistant in 2007.

The following year, in 2008, Mendes asked a representative of the Power Workers’ Union, if any employers were hiring radiation protection assistants. He was told that a generating station in Point Lepreau, N.B., was undergoing refurbishment and a subcontractor on the project, Coor Nuclear Services, was hiring. Mendes contacted the technical and sales manager for Coor and was hired to work at the Point Lepreau generating station starting on Jan. 5, 2009.