Threats, lack of honesty warrant termination

The grievor was alleged to have threatened to bring a gun to work. She denied making the statement. The union argued that the threat, if it had been made, was not serious. The arbitrator found that making the threat and then denying it damaged the employment relationship beyond repair.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/14/2013

A worker was fired after she threatened to bring a gun into work. The worker denied making the threat and the union grieved.

F.S. worked for a retail grocery chain. She was hired in 1980. In 1985 she transferred to another outlet, where she worked until she was fired on June 19, 2012.

There was discipline on F.S.’s record.