Canadian Arbitrator Overturns Dismissal Over Employee Email Usage

A Canadian labor arbitrator has overturned a decision by a government department to fire six employees who swapped pornographic emails at work. The arbitrator ruled the employer lacked sufficient cause for the firings. Professor Geist comments on the shifting standards under Canadian law for workplace computer surveillance.

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