Disabled reporter fired for misleading employer (Legal View)

Dismissal was reasonable response to being misled: Arbitrator
By Jeffrey Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2014

An Ontario newspaper had just cause to fire an injured reporter who was misleading about her ability to perform her regular duties, an arbitrator has ruled.

The employee, referred to as S.L., was a multimedia journalist for the Toronto Sun. The 43-year-old had worked for the Sun since 1991.

In January 2001, she severely injured her left ankle in a skydiving accident. She had surgery and was off work for about six weeks.