Thirty-year employee fired for harassmentThe grievor had a reputation for aggression and unpredictability, and a record of discipline to match. When the employer alleged that one loud, violent confrontation was the culminating incident, her long service could not save her.By Mark Rogers08/15/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/12/2011 A deli clerk with 30 years of service was fired following an incident of workplace harassment. The clerk’s outburst was a culminating incident that prompted a consideration of her conduct over the previous 10 months.J.D. was employed serving customers in the deli department of a grocery store where she sliced prepared meats and assembled various ready-to-eat food items. She had been a full and part-time employee for 30 years when she was fired in 2010.J.D. received a three-day suspension in November 2009 for violating the employer’s polices on safe food preparation and employee purchases. J.D. accomplished this double violation when she was observed to reach into a salad she was preparing with an ungloved hand and eat from the bowl, thus committing theft and violating the company’s food preparation guidelines at the same time. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.