Dismissing a pregnant employee
Now the problem is that for a daycare employees must submit to us a clear police check to be able to work with kids, we told her that from day 1 and she said she will get it. for the time being we are allowed to employ her as long as she is not alone with the kids at any time.
The problem is that it has been almost 3 month and she still hasnt provided us anything, and based on the child care act we can no longer keep her around, not to say that it also costs us more money because we now have to have an extra employee in the room at all times.
We sent her home and said she cannot come back to work until she has the police check but she is saying she does not want to pay for it and doesnt want to get it. And the she goes telling us that we cannot dismiss her because of that since she is pregnant and in her 8th month almost. and that she consulted a lawyer and she will sue us if we did.
What are we as an employer can do about this? we clearly dont want her to work with us after all she said but it has nothing to do with her pregnancy (we have 3 more employees who are pregnant and one on mat leave and no issues there) can we just fire her ?