Worker terminated for sleeping on the job

A worker was fired after he was disciplined for being caught sleeping on the job, which the employer said violated his Last Chance Agreement.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2013

A worker was fired after he was disciplined for being caught sleeping on the job. The employer said the discipline violated the worker’s Last Chance Agreement (LCA).

The union grieved.

Z.B. was employed as a warehouse worker at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He was on modified duties when he was fired on Aug. 13, 2010. Z.B.’s light duty assignments consisted of patrolling the warehouse and order-pick areas to pick up and remove any damaged boxes or product and to generally sweep and keep the warehouse clean.