Severance for worker undermining supervisor

The grievor had committed a number of minor infractions at work. She refused to accept responsibility and blamed others, specifically her supervisor. The arbitrator found termination was too harsh a penalty, given there was no consistent discipline in the past, but he opted for severance rather than reinstatement because of the grievor's attitude.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2012

A worker was fired after three incidents of misconduct persuaded the employer that her attitude was inconsistent with her continued employment.

The union grieved.

R.R. worked as a Custodian at a university. She had about 11 years’ service when she was fired on Oct. 8, 2009.