“Employee with 40-Year Discipline-Free Record Terminated for Cause “

Leah Schatz of MLT Aikins LLP brings an interesting Saskatchewan case to our attention: the upheld termination for cause of an employee with a 40-year zero-discipline record who piled up a number of serious misconduct violations at the end of her time there.

Two key takeaways:

  • Infractions meriting termination and refusal to correct conduct can override previous good conduct.
  • “As noted by arbitrator Anne Wallace, Q.C. in the decision, seniority can be just as much an aggravating factor as it is a mitigating factor in discipline cases depending on the circumstances.”

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