Termination Excessive for Inappropriate Behaviour

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/04/2011

A support worker at a men’s hostel was fired after the employer deemed that there was little prospect that further discipline would correct the worker’s pattern of sarcastic comments, jokes and statements denigrating women.

Beginning as a security guard when he started at the hostel in 2004, F.P. made the switch to support work in 2006.

On September 2, 2009, F.P. was suspended for three days for making derogatory remarks and questioning the competence of a female colleague who had just been promoted to a managerial position.