Fired from work

  • ignaceqbc

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    Oct 12, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
    Hi guys...i know this has no relation with real jock. but i need your advise.
    If you were fired from your job, from 1 division, let say because you are not able to carry up to 20 lbs, you cannot work in -30 celcius. Now, that company has a vacancy, but different position.and you have the competent/ability for that job...will you apply to that position?

    thanks for help
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    Oct 12, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    Depends on how much you need the job. Although I'd expect a decent company to have offered an internal transfer to another position an employee could physically handle, rather than resort to outright termination. I believe in some US jurisdictions that kind of firing might even constitute a violation of labor laws, not sure what Canadian law says.
  • ignaceqbc

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    Oct 12, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    thanks for your comment art deco...just curious...how far firing some one can become a violation of labor laws. exemple: if the worker does something criminal, than firing that worker is not a violation of labor laws. but firing a worker because he is not able to do the job in -30 degree celcius??
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    Oct 12, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    The worst case scenario is that they wouldn't interview you. So apply for it. You have nothing to lose.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 12, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    I'd apply, but you need to ask some questions of them as well, you may find some additional "questionable" issues that you may not want to deal. You have to be comfortable with any job or you will come to hate it.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 12, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    If it is good company ... yes, of course
  • ignaceqbc

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    Oct 13, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidThe worst case scenario is that they wouldn't interview you. So apply for it. You have nothing to lose.

    thanks
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    Oct 13, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    ignaceqbc saidthanks for your comment art deco...just curious...how far firing some one can become a violation of labor laws. exemple: if the worker does something criminal, than firing that worker is not a violation of labor laws. but firing a worker because he is not able to do the job in -30 degree celcius??

    I don't know Canadian labor laws. I would think issues could include whether such working conditions were clearly identified in your job description. And if extremes of temperature require the employer to limit the continuous exposure time, provide warm-up "huts" and special clothing at their expense, etc.

    I lived in North Dakota, and would go cross country skiing and snowmobiling at -30 C. So it's not impossible to handle cold like that, but I did so voluntarily, and I was properly outfitted.