Employers need to protect customer base: Sales plunged 96%

May 18, 2005 by  
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Imagine watching your sales plunge 96% after one employee quits. Ohio-based car marketer Gunning and Associates (G&A) experienced that sinking feeling when their star Canadian salesman, Steve Kesler, quit and started his own business to compete directly. In 2001, G&A had expanded into Canada by hiring Kesler. After signing a detailed employment contract, Kesler began […]

Employer pays heavily for misconduct

May 11, 2005 by  
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As one of the original employees in Honda Canada Inc.’s Alliston, Ont., plant, Kevin Keays was proud of his record. When he was there, his work was highly regarded. But he was often not at work. At one point, Keays was away on disability for more than two years. Even when he returned, his absenteeism […]

No prejudice in Canada, you say?

May 4, 2005 by  
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Not long after his boss, Rob Neal, referred to him by the slave name Kunta Kinte, Mark Smith, a black male, was out of a job. That was the start of his 10-year legal odyssey. Smith was employed by a Mr. Lube franchise for nearly three years. While receiving a string of promotions, he was […]

Many little offences can tip the scale in firm’s favour

December 1, 2004 by  
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Gian Daley should have seen the writing on the wall before he hit it. His employer, Depco, slavishly adhering to its progressive discipline policy, was “writing him up” relentlessly. Daley was counselled, warned verbally, in writing, suspended and, finally, dismissed. Undaunted, he sued for wrongful dismissal. From his perspective, he had worked hard for 13 […]

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