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Single Sexist Comment Is Not Just Cause

Sterling Crane v IUOE Local 955, 2024 CanLII 46844 is an Alberta arbitration decision where an arbitrator found there was no just cause for dismissal

9 July 2024
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Alberta’s First Application for Streamlined Trial Fails

Arsenault v Big Rock, 2024 ABKB 387 is an Alberta Court of King’s Bench decision where the Court found a matter unsuitable for streamlined trial

4 July 2024
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Drug Test Policy Upheld As Reasonable Re Cannabis = Just Cause

In Quong v Lafarge, 2024 ABKB 340, an employer had just cause to terminate an employee for failing a drug test and then refusing to follow drug policy

18 June 2024
Is Holding A Beer Serious Enough Misconduct For Just Cause?

Bulldog Energy v Brown, is an employment standards appeal decision where an employer unsuccessfully claimed just cause to dismiss an employee.

12 June 2024
Worker that has been injured and harassed by his employers
Employee Beaten Up Then Interrogated = No Just Cause

In Ketch v Meadow Lake Mechanical, 2023 SKKB 241, a co-worker relationship ended in employment dismissal, purportedly for just cause.

20 November 2023
constructive dismissal employment law in calgary, alberta
Big Alberta Summary Judgment Despite Just Cause Defense

In McDonald v Sproule, 2023 ABKB 587 (Marion) an employee won a large severance using summary judgment instead of a trial process

23 October 2023
Employee Records Employer and Co-Workers For Ten Years = Just Cause

In Shalagin v Mercer Celgar, 2023 BCCA 373 the BCCA found the Employer had after-acquired just cause for dismissal as a result of secret recordings

23 October 2023
Dishonest Employee Hammered With Huge Judgment In Favor of Employer

Breen v Foremost Industries., 2023 ABKB 552 is a new Alberta decision where an employee sued for wrongful dismissal, but the employer turned the tables

13 October 2023
Employer Fails to Prove Just Cause after Firing Employee Over Mask Violations

In Buchanan v. Weiss-Johnson Sheet Metal Ltd., 2023 ABCJ 207, an employer terminated its employee for cause for refusing to put on a mask at work.

2 October 2023
Female RT Sexually Harassed and Was Racist = Just Cause

In HSAA v AHS, 2023 CanLii 37831 (ABGAA), a female respiratory therapist with long service harassed a male coworker. Just cause for dismissal upheld.

19 June 2023
Bus Driver Teaches Passengers Lesson and Gets Fired

In Diversified Transportation v Teamsters Local 362, 2023 CanLii 32700, a bus driver slammed on the brakes to scare the passengers into sitting down

12 June 2023
Paramedics Warned For Slow Response Win Grievance

In AHS v HSAA, 2023 Canlii 21614 (Lehmond and Middleton), two paramedics were given written warnings for a response time. That was overturned.

11 April 2023

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