Today's lesson? Stay in school (Legal View)

B.C. worker on educational leave had eye surgery, never went to class, took other job
By Jeffrey Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/10/2015

A British Columbia employer had just cause to fire an employee who ended up working for another employer rather than attending school during an educational leave, an arbitrator has ruled.


Geoff Cahoon was a general clerk at a Safeway store in Castlegar, B.C., hired in 1980. His seniority gave him the option of working full-time but he chose to work part-time.