Worker terminated after threatening alleged harasser

Temporary workers not protected from harassment, termination
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/29/2015

Michael Starkes asked his employer, the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, to formally investigate one of his colleagues for alleged harassment.

But during the investigation, Starkes made threats of violence against the same colleague.

In the end, the Sudbury, Ont.-based college terminated Starkes following the threats, and he was paid one week’s pay in lieu of notice.