“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.”