Termination Warranted for Time Card Fraud

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/18/2011

Fired after first acknowledging that others punched his time card on days that he was absent from work, a worker grieved his termination arguing that he did not participate in any fraud.

An employee with 16 years’ service, K. was absent from the workplace on July 3, 2008 and again on July 15.

However, following up on a tip that K.’s time card had been punched in his absence, the general manager conducted an investigation. A review of the video surveillance tapes showed that indeed, two other workers had been involved in punching K.’s time card.