Lying on Security Clearance = Just Cause to Fire Nuke Worker


A nuclear plant worker being investigated for harassing his colleagues was found to have lied on his security clearance questionnaire—he claimed he was unemployed even though he was actually working for another company. The Ontario high Court ruled that the plant had just cause to terminate the worker given his access to nuclear facilities and information vital to national security [Aboagye v. Atomic Energy of Canada, 2017 ONCA 598 (CanLII), July 11, 2017].