Heated argument leads to firefighter’s firing

Employee reinstated, moved to another station
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2015

Following a heated argument with a fellow firefighter, Shaun Elliott was fired.

The City of Hamilton, in Ontario, dismissed Elliott on Sept. 11, 2012, on various grounds after Elliott’s argument with a co-worker on Aug. 4 and another incident involving the same co-worker three days later.

Aug. 4 was a Saturday, the day the fire station was scheduled to be thoroughly cleaned. Fellow firefighter John McCarthy confronted Elliott, saying he did not believe Elliott had not done his share of cleaning. The two men started arguing and the argument quickly became personal in nature.