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.
GiVogue is a recent case where the court found there was no just cause for termination and awarded 5 months’ severance to a short-service office manager.
An employer alleged just cause and acted harshly. It was slammed with a general damages award of $118,000 and a punitive damages award of $25,000.
Jegou is a new Alberta case which found just cause for dismissal of an on-site paramedic who handled a stroke incident poorly.
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