Refrigeration foreman left out in the cold

New grievance could be filed in the future: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2014

It’s not personal — it’s just business.

An ex-foreman at a refrigeration company in British Columbia who was fired during a slow period believed the opposite.

As such, Robert Koster, who worked at Fraser Valley Refrigeration, filed a grievance alleging he was wrongfully terminated. Instead of being fired because of a lack of work, as his employer claimed, Koster believed he was let go because he and his boss did not get along on a personal level.