Circumstances warrant reduced suspensionThe company vehicle the grievor was driving had a fogged windshield when it struck another vehicle. The arbitator reduced the penalty from termination to suspension because the grievor was contrite, had a clean record, and had not been subject to progressive discipline.By Mark Rogers07/09/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2012 A worker was given a long suspension for culpable misconduct after his failure to properly defrost the windshield in a vehicle he was driving caused a crash. M.M. worked as a lead hand at a residential home construction company. He had six years’ service and a clean disciplinary record when he was fired.M.M. was driving a company van at the plant before 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2011. It was still dark, there was snow on the ground and the temperature was about minus seven degrees. 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.