Toronto city worker dismissed after jail time, no contact with boss

No written explanation for absence presented by employee
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/24/2018

A heavy-equipment operator for the waste division of the City of Toronto was dismissed after he spent 20 days in jail without updating the employer.

David Hatch had worked for the city since Aug. 28, 2017, when on July 29, 2017, he told his supervisor “something had come up and he didn’t know if he could make it to work on Monday.” 

He promised to contact another supervisor on Monday and provide the employer with further details to explain his no-show.