Suspensions, demotion for post-event cover-up

Two employees cut corners in moving a piece of equipment and damage resulted. Their supervisor tried to cover it up and they played along. Their actions deserved discipline, but not termination.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/30/2011

Two workers at a nuclear power station were fired for participating in an attempt to cover up a workplace accident. The union grieved.

B.H. was a civil maintainer at a nuclear generating station. He had 22 years’ service with the employer. D.M. was also a civil maintainer at the station. She had worked there 13 years.

Workplace safety was a high priority for the employer.