Facebook posts lead to firing

Online evidence proves employee's dishonesty was premeditated
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2014

Pranav Bedi, a bus operator with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), was fired after his employer found evidence of dishonesty on Facebook.

At the time of his discharge in February 2014, Bedi had just returned from a trip to India, during which he was married. Months earlier, he had scheduled about six weeks away from work, beginning on Dec. 28, 2013, for the wedding and related preparations. He was granted permission to defer some of his 2013 vacation time for the trip.

Because of this deferral, Bedi did not have any vacation time left for 2013. Having exhausted his vacation leave, Bedi decided to call in sick in order to take time off for a trip to Las Vegas for his bachelor party.