Health-care centre had just cause to dismiss worker: Arbitrator

Employee had history of discipline issues, insubordinate conduct
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/27/2016

By Jeffrey R. Smith

An Ontario health-care employer had just cause under its collective agreement to dismiss a worker who demonstrated insubordinate and potentially threatening behaviour, an arbitrator has ruled.

The worker was a part-time dietary aide for Specialty Care Trillium Centre, a facility providing long-term care and retirement residences in Kingston, Ont. Hired in 2006, the worker was a frequent presence in the centre’s progressive discipline system.