Arguments, fake gun lead to firing of dietary aide

Violence, workplace harassment must be dealt with seriously: Employer
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/09/2016

Cory Tucker — a part-time dietary aide with Specialty Care Trillium Centre in Kingston, Ont. — was fired on March 24, 2014, following an argument and an incident with a firearm.

On March 11, Tucker yelled and swore at the facility’s maintenance and building services manager over a maintenance position for which he had applied. Tucker approached the manager after writing a test required for the application, stating the test was “bullshit” and the manager had no idea what he was doing.

The maintenance manager reported feeling intimidated by Tucker and scared for his physical safety during the confrontation.