Failure to impose progressive discipline sinks termination

Municipal worker in Bracebridge, Ont., fired after employer alleged misconduct
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/03/2013

A municipal worker was fired after the employer alleged a number of incidents of misconduct.

T.L. worked for the Town of Bracebridge in Ontario as a By-law Officer. He had about 21 years’ service when he was fired on Dec. 9, 2010. His disciplinary record at the time of his termination consisted of a one-day suspension.

The employer alleged cause for the termination and detailed 10 incidents of alleged misconduct.