Senior worker fired for assault on co-worker

Grievor's insistence that incident was horseplay does not hold up to scrutiny
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2011

A Custodian at a health centre was fired after he ambushed a colleague with disabling wrestling holds. The custodian denied there was any assault and the union grieved.

T.R. had 28 years’ service with his employer when he was terminated in January 2009. A custodian in the Environmental Services Department at a health facility, T.R. was responsible for cleaning, portering, housekeeping, linen distribution and waste disposal.

J.G., a colleague who worked as a Dietary Porter in the Nutritional Services Department, said that T.R. attacked him on December 9, 2008.