Termination warranted for security violations

An automotive worker for a defense contractor was fired for violating company security policy when he was caught at work using a personal laptop computer.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/22/2013

An automotive worker for a defense contractor was fired for violating company security policy when he was caught at work using a personal laptop computer.

T.P. worked at military vehicle manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems. Hired in 1989, T.P. worked initially as a janitor and then as an assembler. In 2006, he became an internal auditor responsible for ensuring that completed vehicles conformed to specifications.

T.P. had been disciplined in February 2009 for excessive Internet use. However, because of a one-year sunset clause on discipline in the collective agreement, T.P.’s disciplinary record did not factor into his termination on April 26, 2010.