In Alayew v Council for Advancement of African Canadians, 2023 ABKB 113, an employer fired without cause and was not allowed to change its mind
In Chu v China Southern Airlines, 2023 BCSC 21, an employer tried to manufacture just cause for dismissal. The employee received big damages
In Rooney v GSL Chevrolet, 2022 ABKB 813, an employee secretly recorded a meeting. The Court ruled it was admissible evidence.
In AUPE, 2022 CanLii 100939 (AB GAA) Oct 31, 2022), an arbitration panel found no cause where an employee touched a co-worker inappropriately and then denied it
In Fort Mckay Logistics, Fort McMurray Teamsters, 2022 CanLii 78227 (P Smith), an employee failed a post-incident drug test but cause was not upheld
In Baker v Weyerhaeuser, 2022 ABCA 83, the Alberta Court of Appeal found no just cause and increased notice period due to the Manager’s vendetta.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a just cause termination for an employee who had an angry and rude outburst with his boss.
Just cause for termination found respecting an Alberta employee who scavenged bottles and then ignored a direction to properly get rid of them.
Bass v Boston Pizza, 2021 ABPC 315 is a new Alberta decision where the employer’s just cause argument failed and the short-term employee did well.
Golob v Fort St. John is a BC case where a court found just cause for termination in part due to inappropriate texts the employee sent from his cellphone
Humphrey v Mene is a new Ontario case where a termination clause was invalidated in part because of an employer breach of the employment contract
ABQB said the trial judge analysis should have started with a finding that sexual assault is always at the higher end of the spectrum of sexual harassment.
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