Sanitation worker fired after coworker steals treats

Employer conducted 'witch hunt': Union
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017

When sanitation truck driver Kenneth Porter discovered some chocolate peanut squares were removed from his truck, it caused him to angrily berate the co-worker who admitted to what he called a harmless joke.

On Feb. 17, 2016, Porter was given the squares by a woman on his refuse route in Fort McMurray, Alta. The woman regularly handed out treats to workers, which were usually taken back to the lunchroom and shared.

But before Porter returned to the lunchroom, he stopped at a Tim Horton’s restaurant and went inside. When he returned to the truck, the squares were gone.