Violation of Workplace Violence Policy Warrants Termination

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2011

A worker was fired after starting a fight at the workplace and then lying about his role in the fight.

Two workers — a plant labourer and a process operator — were fired for violating the employer’s policy on workplace violence following an altercation on November 3, 2009. One of the workers grieved his termination while the other did not.

Hired in 1993, S.K. — the grievor — was a process operator at a food processing company.