Working Overtime – Just Cause for Termination?

March 5th, 2013 by Marty Rabinovitch

Is Working On Break Considered Unauthorized Overtime and Cause For Termination?

The recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal in Shettleworth v. GAP (Canada) Inc. have upheld a employer’s right to terminate an employee for not taking mandatory breaks throughout the work day. The Tribunal found that the employer had a legitimate reason to enforce its mandatory break policy, since it could otherwise be liable for overtime pay under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

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For the Tribunal’s decisions click Here and click here

For an article about other overtime cases click here.


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