Texting At Work Wasn’t Just Cause For Termination, B.C. Tribunal Rules

A woman who was fired with cause for texting during a meeting and not being a “team player” has been awarded $5,164 in compensation for her seven years of service at the dental office where she worked.

The employer, dentist Dr. Paula Winsor-Lee of the Monashee Dental Centre in Lumby, B.C., appealed the decision that the Director of Employment Standards issued in March. But the B.C. Employment Standards Tribunal recently upheld it.

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