Serious sexual harassment warrants terminationWhen two employees came forward to complain that a third worker had sexually harassed them, the grievor alleged that they had “set him up.” The arbitrator felt that progressive discipline was unnecessary in a case of this seriousness.By Mark Rogers08/08/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/08/2011 A worker was fired following allegations that he sexually harassed two female co-workers. The union grieved, denying the substance of the allegations and charging that the worker was being treated in a discriminatory manner.Hired in 1986, J.M. worked on a production line at a candy factory producing chocolate bars. He had one note of discipline on his record for failing to wash his hands.The company and the union jointly developed and implemented a workplace harassment policy in the 1990s. Provisions for discipline up to and including termination were in place for violations of the policy. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.