What conduct deserves dismissal?

There’s no easy answer, but a look at recent cases can help
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2008

What is just cause for dismissal? It’s a question that plagues HR and, unfortunately, there is no simple answer beyond “it depends.” Just cause in one case might turn out to be wrongful dismissal in another.

But it’s worth keeping an eye on what courts and arbitrators are doing to assess the factual circumstances employers — and employment lawyers — come across. Although the selections below may not be as humorous as some from previous round-ups, they are instructive.

You can abuse patients…