No reinstatement for worker who lied about incarceration

CPR conductor tried to arrange a series of unpaid leaves to hide fact he was in jail
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/03/2013

A railway worker was fired after it was discovered that he was in jail and had been misrepresenting his circumstances in order to arrange a series of unpaid leaves of absence so he could disguise his incarceration and retain his employment status.

D.C. was a conductor with the Canadian Pacific Railway. He had about 14 years’ service when the company closed his employment file — in effect terminating him — on Nov. 29, 2007. He was regarded as a generally positive employee.

However, sometime before 2005, D.C. was involved in an attempted armed robbery. A vehicle pursuit also figured in the crime, which resulted in the accidental death of a young girl.