Summaries of interesting decisions on employment law, labour relations and health and safety.
November 1st, 2006
THE FUTURE EMPLOYEE HAS TO PAY $7,500 FOR QUITTING BEFORE EVEN STARTING THE JOB
An employer filed suit for damages against an employee he had just hired.
January 4, 2006
REFUSAL TO RESPECT SAFETY RULES ISSUED BY THE C.S.S.T. JUSTIFIED TERMINATION
The employee filed a complaint alleging to have been terminated because of an absence due to illness.
January 1st, 2006
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES: A DAYCARE SCHEDULE DOES NOT JUSTIFY TARDINESS
The employee contested a one-day suspension for having arrived late 3 days in a row (5 minutes each day).
January 4, 2005
LOSS OF PRESTIGE AND AUTONOMY CONSTITUTED A CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL
A trade analyst alleges that he was the object of a constructive dismissal, while the employer submits that he quit.
January 4, 2004
ACCOMMODATING DISABILITY: EMPLOYEES MUST ALSO DO THEIR PART
The employee was absent with a major depression for more than 24 months when the employer agreed to extend the time allowed before ...
January 1st, 2004
DEMANDING RESPECT FOR A WORK SCHEDULE IS NOT PSYCHOLOGICAL HARASSMENT
An administrative assistant filed a complaint under the Act respecting labour standards, alleging she was a victim of psychological harassment by her manager, since he particularly asked her to arrive on time in the morning ...
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