Employee terminated after aggravating workplace injury

Arbitrator finds Halifax Water breached collective agreement
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/26/2015

Guy MacDonald accused the Halifax Regional Water Commission of failing to accommodate his disability and then firing him after he suffered a workplace injury.

MacDonald suffered a back injury while working as a burner technician in 2007 and was subsequently diagnosed with a lumbar disc herniation.

Following the injury, he underwent physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments, but found he was unable to continue working as a burner technician.