Rehiring fired employee sticky situation for HR

Return of controversial Hydro One worker highlights challenges for employers, employees
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2015

It’s arguably one of the more awkward situations HR has to deal with: An employee misbehaves, is fired and then — surprise — he’s reinstated just a few months later. 


That was the case at Hydro One recently after the organization was told by an arbitrator to rehire Shawn Simoes, the employee who was terminated after endorsing rude comments made by another man on air to a CityNews reporter at a Toronto sports game in the spring.