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Dishonesty: Not Always Just Cause for Summary Dismissal


Lawyer Joe Conforti
Area Employment and Labour


Article originally published in Executive Employment, Volume XIII, No 4, January 2001

Excerpt from "Dishonesty:  Not Always Just Cause for Summary Dismissal":

An employment relationship is one built on mutual obligations.

An employee owes a duty to perform the required work competently, honestly and faithfully.  Where there is employee misconduct inconsistent with the conditions of service, dismissal without notice or payment is justified for "just cause."

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