Tardiness leads to termination under progressive discipline policyMedical note policy in conflict with collective agreement11/30/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2015 The Iron Ore Company of Canada fired one of its Newfoundland-based employees as a result of its recently implemented progressive discipline program. Lorne Winters worked rotating shifts as a maintainer operator at the employer’s mine maintenance facility. On July 14, 2014, he missed a scheduled overtime shift. Winters called and left a message at the start of the shift to inform his supervisor he would not be attending work. Winters had already used his allotted seven days of sick leave/family responsibility leave so his supervisor expected him to bring a medical note when he reported for his next shift on July 15. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.