No clear resignation but plenty of insubordination

B.C. credit union manager’s behaviour means employer off hook for reasonable notice
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/19/2011

A British Columbia credit union branch manager did not resign after disputes with management, but her insubordinate behaviour provided just cause for dismissal, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled.

Sukhwinder Grewal was hired as a teller for Khalsa Credit Union (KCU) in Surrey, B.C., in 1989. She became manager of a Vancouver branch in 1999.

A review of procedures at the branch in 2000 found Grewal had breached KCU’s policies and procedures, so KCU warned her in writing her conduct was unacceptable and if she failed to comply with its policies in the future, she would face disciplinary measures including termination. Grewal was then reassigned to a smaller branch in Abbotsford, B.C.