Foreman suspended after calling employee 'dog killer'

The union said the employer did not have sufficient evidence to justify discipline
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/08/2016

Gord Madsen, a foreman for the city of Winnipeg’s Public Works Department, was suspended for 10 days without pay after he accused an employee of being a “dog killer.”


The employee in question — Joshua Weisz — was spreading sand on the streets of a residential subdivision in March 2014, when his vehicle struck and killed a dog. Weisz immediately called his supervisor Randy Pal and explained what happened. Pal, along with Madsen, attended the scene.