Termination warranted for ‘angry outburst’

The grievor had anger issues. She was working under a last chance agreement requiring her to control her anger. When she was asked to work near her ex-husband, her loud and protracted outburst resulted in her termination.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/02/2012

A municipal worker with an abrasive personality was fired for failing to live up to the terms of the Code of Conduct in her Last Chance Agreement (LCA).

S.X. worked as a manual sorter in a municipal recycling facility. She was hired in 2002. There was significant discipline on S.X.’s record. Her behaviour had drawn warnings, disciplinary letters and suspensions under the employer’s progressive discipline regime.

Following her second five-day suspension for inappropriate conduct, S.X. returned to work in June 2009 under the terms of a LCA that committed her to observing the terms of a Code of Conduct.