Lying about separated shoulder injury gets Langley, B.C., worker terminated

Claimed fall in parking lot caused damage but video showed otherwise
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/16/2018

After he suffered a separated shoulder just before he was scheduled to begin a shift, a worker at the Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products manufacturing facility in Langley, B.C., lied when he informed his employer about why the injury happened.

James Nixon had worked at the company since June 26, 2017, when on Nov. 10 he drove into the company parking lot at 12:30 p.m., well in time to make his 1 p.m. shift start as a paint technician. 

Nixon checked in with the office, and then he returned to his car for a final cigarette before he began work. At around 12:50 p.m., he left his car but turned around to throw his jacket onto the back seat.