If an employer loses trust in an employee as a result of an employer's orders, in the matter of substance being willfully disobeyed and met with insubordination, can an employer dismiss the employee?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country Club, 2016 BCSC 10 (CanLII):

Where an employer loses trust in an employee as a result of an employer’s orders, in the matter of substance being willfully disobeyed and met with insubordination, there can be grounds for dismissal: see Chan v. Ling, 2006 BCSC 1243 at paras. 28 to 29, where Justice Dillon stated:

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