Non-Performance of Duties Warrants Termination

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2011

With no mitigating factors in play, the 12-year career of a casino security guard came to an abrupt end after he waved an 11-year-old boy through his checkpoint and onto the gaming floor.

Hired by the casino as a security officer in 1996, M.K. was on duty on the busy 2008 Victoria Day holiday Monday at the casino’s noisy escalator entrance.

Video surveillance revealed that at about 2:15 p.m., M.K. — slouching, with his hands in his pockets and leaning against some equipment — waved through his checkpoint a group of three people that included an 11-year-old boy wearing a bulky coat and a fishing hat. About five minutes later the boy was challenged by casino staff and detained.