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B.C. judge rules confidentiality breach can result in just cause dismissal

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 11:51 AM | By Cristina Tomaino

A recent decision out of British Columbia illustrates that just cause dismissal, despite its high threshold, may be appropriate when dealing with repeated breaches of sensitive or confidential information.

In Manak v. Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia (c.o.b. WorkSafe BC) [2018] B.C.J. No. 199, the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a long-service employee following a series of confidentiality breaches.

In this case, the plaintiff served as a client services manager for WorkSafe BC — the Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia. In that...