Terminated employee ordered to pay employer $2,600 due to time theft

As the line between work and personal life blurs in the hybrid work era, conflicts between employers and employees regarding activities during company time can escalate, leading to accusations of time theft.

Time theft refers to engaging in non-work activities while being paid, and it can have severe consequences, including termination without a severance package.

In a recent case, a British Columbia tribunal ordered a terminated employee to pay her former employer more than $2,600 after tracking software showed she engaged in time theft while working remotely, reports the Globe and Mail (article linked below).

If you have been terminated or wrongly accused of time theft, seeking guidance from an employment lawyer before making decisions or signing agreements is crucial. Protect your rights and ensure you receive fair treatment.

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