Long-term care aide fired for abusePhysical and verbal abuse lead to termination06/09/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/09/2014 Resident abuse constituting gross misconduct led to the dismissal of Marc Lacelle, a special care aide at the Saskatchewan-based Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. Lacelle was fired by the Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority on March 22, 2012. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3967 filed a grievance on his behalf, requesting reinstatement with full redress. Working in the employer’s Veterans Unit, Lacelle provided long-term care for 33 residents. Lacelle was fired for abuse against Resident A. At the time of the incident Resident A had dementia and required total care for most aspects of his daily living. Because Resident A was somewhat mobile, his bed was equipped with an alarm to alert staff should he sit up or crawl out of bed. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.