Termination warranted for violent worker

The grievor acted in an aggressive and threatening manner towards colleagues and a supervisor. He was terminated. The arbitrator ruled that the grievor's short service, lack of remorse and failure to attend anger management sessions ruled out mitigation.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/21/2012

A worker at a manufacturing plant was fired after he lost his cool and threw a metal pipe at a co-worker.

S.V. was hired in October 2009 to work as a Manufacturing Operator at a plant that produced automotive exhaust systems.

S.V. was on the plant floor working early on the morning of Nov. 4, 2011, when a fellow operator approached and asked S.V. to switch machines.