Termination Still Appropriate for Long-Service Employee

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2011

An instructional assistant at a vocational school was fired after she was unable to provide plausible explanations for her actions in the face of allegations that she had stolen meat from the school.

M.J. had 20 years’ experience working at a vocational secondary school that provided training in a number of technical programs, including meat cutting and food storage.

Cooked and prepared meats — byproducts of the school’s training programs — were commonly available for sale to staff, students and their parents.