Supreme Court: You Can Fire Workers That Don’t Show Up For Months On End

Yes, it took a Supreme Court decision to tell you that.

[Canwest] Hydro-Quebec was justified in firing a depressed employee with a track record of chronic absenteeism, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday morning.

The unanimous ruling refused to stretch the limits on an employer’s duty to accommodate employees who claim discrimination under human rights laws.

The case involved Hydro-Quebec’s 2001 dismissal of a then 44-year-old mentally ill and suicidal employee with a history of missing work, sometimes for months at a time.

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