No proper cause to terminate for time theft

The grievor’s kept a mental record of unpaid overtime they had worked and decided to use in on a Friday afternoon. The loose approach the company took to record-keeping, despite the sophisticated systems it required employees to use, meant that it could not hold them to a strict standard.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/17/2011

Two workers were fired after a review of time logs showed that they had billed for time that they were not in the plant.

Late in December 2009, the human resources manager at a manufacturing plant was advised that she should check into and verify the hours worked by two electricians employed at the plant.

In particular, she was alerted to suspected discrepancies between hours worked and hours claimed on December 24.