Employment Law

Broker, Employer Battle over Reasons for Firing

Jim Whitehouse is suing his former employer, RBC Dominion Securities, for wrongful dismissal.  He was fired in early 2004 but the parties dispute the reason for the firing. Whitehouse testified that he felt it was due to friction over his…


Teacher Sues for Harassment Due to Farting Chair

Sue Storer formerly taught at Bedminster Down Secondary School in Bristol, England, but resigned last September, saying she had been subjected to sexist and other harassing behavior at work.   While there is nothing funny about the allegations of sexism, the…


Ghosts Ruled Not Grounds for Denying Unemployment Benefits

An Iowa judge ruled this week that a former security guard could not be denied unemployment benefits after being fired on the grounds that he saw ghosts. Wade Gallegos was working for a security company in September when he called…