Long service saves worker from termination

The company was trying to tighten up its employee discount policy to avoid complaints from dealers. The grievor continued to abuse the privilege, but his long service, his age and his contrition tipped the scales in his favour.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2011

Fired for abusing the employee discount program, a worker with 39 years’ service grieved the termination.

N.M. was a teenager when he began working for a manufacturer and distributor of heating and air conditioning equipment.

A qualified Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installer, N.M. worked at the company’s distribution centre where he modified equipment for customers.