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”

    … for the employee’s dismissal. Each case relating to just cause must be decided on its own merits and on the basis of its own factual matrix. As the recent decision in TeBaerts shows, where an employer wishes to dismiss an employee for breach of trust, the employer will need to show that: • managing or protecting confidential information…

    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 -
  • Off-Duty Misconduct – What’s an Employer to Do?

    … passenger was caught on video shouting racist abuse and obscenities at his driver, and was subsequently fired by his employer. (No word yet on whether the young man who disrupted a CBC reporter by kissing her on the cheek while she was broadcasting live from the Squamish Valley Music Festival is facing any employment repercussions – although it seems…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 33 readers -
  • Firing for Cause: Disciplinary Action and Timely Warnings

    …, things did not improve and in November 2003, the Plaintiff went on short-term disability and thereafter entered into an alcohol treatment program. Following another incident where the Plaintiff was intoxicated at a softball tournament in the summer of 2004 (eight months after his last warning), the employer decided to demote the Plaintiff to a clerk…

    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- 35 readers -