Evidence Does Not Support Termination for Theft

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Terminated following a finding by the employer that she had funneled stolen funds into her personal bank account, a social services worker grieved her termination. The union said the worker was unjustly terminated and sought her reinstatement.

Employed by a municipal corporation, L.L. was a social services caseworker. On April 4, 2005, L.L. was issued an Employee Infraction Form informing her that she was being terminated for breach of trust and for stealing from the Corporation.

Criminal charges were laid and a trial returned a verdict of not guilty in 2008.