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Stern c. Valeurs mobilières Desjardins inc., 2012 QCCS 654 (CanLII)

Issue: Does refusal to abide by the employer’s administrative policies constitute serious reason/insubordination?  Complete Decision.

Decision: The employer repeatedly warned Plaintiff that his production and assets under management figures were insufficient.  He was issued an ultimatum however he not only failed to meet the performance objectives set by his employer, he did not even diligently try.  The employer was therefore justified in terminating the employee for serious reason.