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Private life can be cause for firing, experts say

October 29, 2014

The Star talked to Howard Goldblatt and others about the risks of being fired for activities that occur outside the workplace.

While it is possible for an employee to be fired for off-duty conduct, Howard notes that “the onus is on the employer to prove the employee’s personal activities harmed the business.”

Such cases are often not straightforward, Goldblatt said. “People have a right to be different. The question is to what extent the employer has an interest in them not being different.”


Howard Goldblatt

Practice Areas

Labour Law, Employment Law