Reinstatement conditional for contrite worker

A worker who exhibited a violent reaction to being disciplined was reinstated after paying for the damage and enrolling in an anger management course. The arbitrator found him a “changed man” and gave him a second chance.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/24/2011

Fired following a violent outburst, a contrite worker with a compelling story of loss and rehabilitation was reinstated.

A long service employee when he was fired on November 25, 2010, G.W. began working for an auto parts manufacturer in 1987.

On that day, G.W. was found smoking in the plant. At the time he was caught smoking, G.W. had a written warning on his record for a similar offence committed within the previous 12-month period.