Can a Teaching Assistant Be Fired for Having an OnlyFans Account? An Ontario Employment Law Perspective on Off-Duty Conduct
May 11, 2023
In a world where personal and professional lives increasingly intersect online, can a teaching assistant in Ontario be dismissed for operating an OnlyFans account under a pseudonym?
Diving deep into the intricacies of Ontario Employment Law, this article examines the grounds on which off-duty conduct might lead to termination. Highlighted by a recent true story out of British Columbia where a teaching assistant faced termination over her OnlyFans content, we explore the legal complexities surrounding off-duty behaviour, the employer’s reputation, personal freedoms, and the blurred lines between private conduct and professional ramifications. Before making any hasty decisions, both employers and employees are advised to familiarize themselves with the nuances of the law. Read on to unravel the debate.