Welder dismissed after years of excessive absenteeism

Worker suffered 18 injuries over 26 years
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/23/2015

MARCEL ROY was fired by Glencore Canada after years of excessive absenteeism.

Roy, a welder for the New Brunswick-based employer, seriously injured his back shortly after he began working for the company in 1983. Following the injury Roy was dogged by severe back pain that periodically affected his ability to work.

In 1990, he was terminated for excessive absenteeism. Though he was reinstated in 1992, Roy’s back problems continued to cause him to be absent from work.