Quebec arbitrator reverses termination of probationary employee—not sufficiently unsatisfactory!

September 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS

by Marc Ouellet

Do employers in Canada have absolute discretion when it comes to probationary employees’ performance evaluations and whether or not to maintain employment after the probationary period? In Union des employées et employées de service, section locale 800 v. Limocar Estrie Inc. (available only in French), where the business in question was unionized, one Quebec arbitrator says they do not. read more…

The power of a PIP – performance improvement plan

March 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Marie-Julie Lanctôt

Under their management rights, employers may establish fair, accurate, and achievable performance standards. A recent decision from the Labour Relations Board of Quebec, Piché et Impérial Tobacco Compagnie ltée, 2012 QCCRT 0600 (decision available in French only), serves to illustrate how Canadian employers may properly dismiss employees for poor work performance despite the fact that Canada doesn’t have at-will employment. read more…