Worker unhappy with discipline, management quits but then changes mind

You make the call
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/11/2019

This instalment of You Make the Call features a worker who quit shortly before her employer had a chance to fire her and then wanted to rescind her resignation.

Delores Rain was an employee for the Paul First Nation (PFN), a First Nations band government based in Wabamun, Alta. She worked in multiple positions in the PFN finance department, including senior accountant.

PFN management had some issues with Rain’s tendency to submit reports to program managers late. The band also received complaints from other employees in the finance department that Rain bullied, intimidated and humiliated them, including telling a co-worker to “shut up.” When managers approached her about these issues, Rain was defensive and confrontational.