Grounds for Dismissal: Employees Can't Just Deny Insubordination by Gary Fraser

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Employee insubordination is generally recognized as a cause for dismissal when an employee refuses to submit to the lawful instructions of an employer in performing a task or job. Even a single act of insubordination will justify termination if the refusal is found to be so serious that it affects the fundamental nature of the employment relationship. But what about a situation where the employee's insubordination takes the form of refusing to

formally acknowledge a mistake made? This issue was central to the determination of McGachie v. Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society [2007] B.C.J. No. 180 (S.C.).

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