Inadequate investigation voids termination

A railway worker was fired following an altercation with two coworkers. The union grieved, arguing that the employer’s failure to conduct an impartial investigation rendered the termination void.
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/29/2013

A railway worker was fired following an altercation with two coworkers.

The union grieved, arguing that the employer’s failure to conduct an impartial investigation rendered the termination void.

K.W. worked as a heavy duty mechanic employed at the Canadian National Railway Company’s Locomotive Reliability Centre. Previous discipline did not factor into the decision to terminate him on June 19, 2012.