Bell hangs up on employee on parental leave (Legal View)

Elimination of performance management co-ordinator’s position had nothing to do with leave and everything to do with restructuring: Adjudicator
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2013

The dismissal of a Bell Mobility employee who was on maternity leave was a legitimate business decision and not related to her leave, an adjudicator has ruled.

Margaret Moday was hired by Bell Mobility in April 2000 and worked in a variety of sales, customer service and administrative positions over the next 10 years. In 2009, she became a performance management co-ordinator (PMC), responsible for providing administrative support for team leads.

In early 2011, Bell Mobility eliminated some PMC positions and Moday was left as one of only three remaining PMCs at the company across Canada. She was also pregnant and officially began maternity leave on Aug. 21, 2011.