Termination warranted for attempt to intimidate

The grievor was being disciplined for poor work performance. During the interview, she mentioned an earlier flood and warned the supervisor that fire would be the next accident to befall the plant. Her words were interpreted as a threat and she was fired.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/21/2012

A worker was fired following a confrontation with her supervisor where she warned the supervisor that her wickedness would be punished by divine retribution.

N.J. worked as a machine operator at a plant that produced plastic packaging. She had about 13 years of service when she was fired in February 2012.

There was discipline on N.J.’s record. She had in the past drawn both a one-day suspension and a three-day suspension for quality control lapses. There was also a five-day suspension, which N.J. felt was unjust, that was pending when she was fired.