Medical worker fired for breaching confidentiality

The grievor was employed at a hospital. He had posted photos taken in the aftermath of a patient suicide to his Facebook page. His termination was upheld.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/26/2012

A cleaner at a hospital was fired after it was discovered he uploaded photos he had taken at work to the social networking website Facebook.

N.B. worked part-time at a hospital as an Environmental Service Representative. He had a checkered disciplinary record that contained a number of warnings and a suspension.

When he was hired in 2005, N.B signed an Employee/Volunteer Confidentiality Form.