Evidence can’t support termination for causeThe grievor was terminated for failing to lock out the equipment on which he was working. At the hearing, it became apparent that neither was there any evidence he had begun working on the machine, nor had the policy under which he was terminated been properly put in place. He was reinstated.By Mark Rogers03/19/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/16/2012 An industrial mechanic was fired after the employer said that he failed to properly lock out a machine before beginning work on it. R.W. was a certified, Red Seal industrial mechanic and millwright. R.W. worked at a commercial bakery. He had five years’ seniority when he was fired on March 3, 2011.R.W. worked the night shift on March 2, 2011. At about 5:30 a.m., he punched in a work order to perform some scheduled preventative maintenance on the “wire-cut” machine attached to oven No. 4. The production schedule showed that oven No. 4 was not operating for that shift. 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.