Second – and last – chance for workplace harasser in Ontario

Apology motivated by desire to save his job but worker knew he needed to change his ways: Arbitrator
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/09/2016

An Ontario worker who verbally harassed two female co-workers deserves a second chance at showing respect in the workplace, an arbitrator has ruled.

Steve Stewart, 55, was a labourer for Black and McDonald, a construction contractor in the Toronto area. He was hired in late 2011 to work at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington, Ont., with some periods of layoff. He had also worked at the Darlington site with other contractors since 1999.

During his time with Black and McDonald, Stewart had no instances of discipline.