Just Cause

The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama by 1 January 2000.During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed, president-elect Guillermo Endara sworn into office, and the Panamanian Defense Force dissolved.
Posts about Just Cause
  • Steel in Context – Developments in “Just Cause”

    … By Andres Barker, Lawyer. Last year around this time, we blogged about the Court of Appeal’s conclusion in Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union that the employer had just cause to fire an employee who accessed a document in her manager’s personal folder. Both a majority of the Court of Appeal, and the trial judge before it, considered…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • TeBaerts v. Penta Builders Group Inc., 2015 BCSC 2008

    … After approximately 11 years’ employment, our client was dismissed for cause for deleting materials relating to work done by an employee who had recently resigned. The employer alleged that the deletions constituted sabotage of company property, and that our client was dishonest in her responses about the deletions. Our client’s work computer…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 13 readers -
  • Firing for Cause: Disciplinary Action and Timely Warnings

    … By Heather Hettiarachchi, Lawyer. Employers know that firing or disciplining an employee for just cause is not easy, particularly where the alleged cause is poor performance. This is because the employer has to document the problem or problems, provide warnings and prove that the employee clearly understood that his/her job was on the line if he…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 11 readers -
  • Just Cause: Consider the Context

    … With contributions from Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. While the phrase “just cause” has become a part of the public lexicon (so much so that it has been used as the title of a popular action-adventure video game), the term actually has a specific legal meaning that few non-lawyers are fully familiar with. In fact, in our experience, many employers…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 32 readers -
  • Employees, Social Media and Just Cause: Lessons for Employers

    … It’s never wise to badmouth your boss. Doing so on social media can be downright dumb. But does it amount to just cause for dismissal? In some cases, absolutely. A number of labour decisions over the past several years have considered how an employee’s off-duty social media activity can damage an employer’s business or reputation and/or amount…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 34 readers -
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