Termination excessive for performance error

A worker at a fruit drink manufacturing plant was fired after his critical failure to close a valve during a production run caused a substantial and costly spill
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/15/2013

A worker at a fruit drink manufacturing plant was fired after his critical failure to close a valve during a production run caused a substantial and costly spill.

D.G. had eight years’ service with Green Grove Foods Corporation when he was fired on Aug. 16, 2011. There were two written warnings on his record.

One warning alleged that D.G. was a no-show on July 21, 2011. The other warning held D.G. accountable for a mixing, or “batching,” error that necessitated the dumping of 250 cases of mis-mixed product.