Inaccuracies and errors of judgment must not be put together as grounds for dismissal, in what circumstances will the court accept as a cause for dismissal?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from McCormick v. Hyatt Hotels of Canada Inc., 2001 BCPC 21 (CanLII):

Mr. Justice Taylor's comments in Goldberg v. Western Approaches Ltd., [1985] BCJ#937 at paragraph 35 are also appropriate in this case: "The court must be alive to a danger inherent in the setting up of cumulative failings to establish a cause for dismissal where, as here it is admitted that none would alone have amounted to such cause. Inaccuracies and errors of judgment which a close review of the records may disclose in most employees must not in this way be put together and accepted as grounds for termination."

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