Thursday, January 21, 2010

Labour Board Karma*

A few months ago, I mentioned that one of our former employees launched a complaint against us with the Ministry of Labour (yet still thought it wise to come visit us and pretend like everything was just fine).  I won't get into the specifics of the case, but this employee was let go for cause.  There's really no way an impartial juror could think otherwise.  Nonetheless, we didn't want to take any chances, and we knew that our former employee made a very sympathetic figure.

Consequently, I spent weeks preparing our case.  I went through email logs, financial records, computer files and personnel files.  It took quite a while, but I was able to present the labour board with a response that consisted of, approximately, 80 pages.  Through her complaint, among other issues, the former employee had put a tremendous administrative strain on our office.  No ethereal form of justice could possibly allow a finding against us.

Today we received a response.  Justice, you'll be happy to know, is alive and well.

*And, yes, before Mrs. JMR, a student of theology, objects, I know that this is totally not what Karma is.  I just wanted a title.

1 comment:

  1. When I saw that asterisk, I knew it was for me. :)