Kingston, Ont., textile worker fired after not signing forms

‘Repeated history challenging the employer’: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/10/2018

A chemical fibres manufacturing employee refused to sign a return-to-work (RTW) form — on three separate occasions with six different supervisors — leading to his termination.

Ted Jannack had worked for Invista Canada since 2002, when in April 2017, he was suspended for three days for not completing required virtual training assistant (VTA) testing that was overdue. 

“Ted needs to understand his recent behaviour is further demonstration that he is either unable or unwilling to align himself with our core values, and sustain a level of commitment and performance required of him. This discipline is a final warning that any further incidents of misconduct of any form or failure to comply with direct or procedural instruction, will absolutely result in termination,” read the documentation regarding his suspension.