Employee dismissed after injury-related absence

Worker did not provide excuse in timely manner
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2016

Jason Kacsur was fired on June 26, 2015, after being absent from work for four days.

Kacsur’s employer — the Windsor, Ont-based Kautex Textron — dismissed him because he was absent without a reasonable excuse. Unifor Local 195 filed a grievance on Kacsur’s behalf, arguing he did have a reasonable excuse and should be reinstated and given full compensation from the date of his dismissal.

In May 2015, Kacsur cut his finger on broken glass while washing dishes at home. The injury required stitches but Kacsur continued to attend work.