Via EIA Intercepts comes the story of a Montreal teacher who was fired for neglecting to mention on his resume that he’d murdered his wife. Jean-Alix Miguel was hired to teach electronics at an adult trade school shortly after finishing a seven-year stretch in prison for the murder. He appealed his dismissal and won.
An arbitrator later ruled that Miguel’s dismissal violated Quebec’s charter of rights, because his crime did not in any way relate to his work.
The board appealed the arbitrator’s ruling to Quebec’s Superior Court, but the court ruled in favour of Miguel on Wednesday.
Murdering a spouse shows a certain lack of self-control. Let’s hope Miguel’s students are careful not to put him under any stress.