Termination warranted for theft of product

The grievor was apprehended stealing beer from his employer. His claims of mental stess drug and alcohol dependency could not be verified. The arbitrator found the bond of trust had been breached.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/05/2012

A brewery worker was terminated after he was caught stealing product. The union grieved, arguing that mitigating circumstances called for a lesser penalty.

Brewery worker R.C. had about seven years’ service when he was fired for theft on April 21, 2011.

An anonymous tip alerted a company manager that two night-shift workers from the keg room were stealing product.