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Store Justified to Fire Manager for Time Theft & Lying about It Later

A store manager was terminated for time theft, i.e., intentionally falsifying time sheets and claiming pay for time she hadn’t worked.  The arbitration board found that the manager had not only committed time theft on 2 occasions but compounded the offence by lying about it to store investigators and that she was still lying in the testimony she gave under oath. But then after all of this, the board ordered her reinstated after a 4-month suspension. Are you nuts(?!), thought the store. The appeals court said the board’s ruling was unreasonable and restored the termination. And the High Court sealed the deal by ruling that the appeals court was right [Yorkton Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union v Yorkton Cooperative Association, 2017 SKCA 107 (CanLII), Dec. 11, 2017].

Bongarde Editorial

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