Worker did not violate anti-violence policy

Very restrained contact between two employees, even in the scenario of a heated exchange, does not translate into an act of aggression or violence.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2011

A warehouse worker was fired following allegations that he had pushed a co-worker and spat in his face. The union grieved, arguing that no discipline was warranted for the incident.

Employed as a warehouse worker since September 2008, F.J. became involved in an incident at the workplace in May 2010 with G.R.

Testimony from the antagonists diverged on key aspects of the incident. Witness testimony also reflected different perspectives.