Termination warranted for racial slur, threat

The grievor had short service and significant discipline. He left a note on a co-worker's car maligning a third employee and threatening him with violence. The arbitrator found the dispute was not a purely personal one. The grievor's mental state was perhaps fragile, but there was no medical evidence to support that claim.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2013

A worker was fired after he left an offensive note on a colleague’s car in the company parking lot.

John Doe (J.D.) was employed at Canada Bread Company as a sanitation worker. J.D. had about two years’ service when he was fired on Sept. 30, 2010.

There was significant discipline on J.D.’s record.