New Brunswick smelter worker fired for ongoing absenteeism

Last-chance agreement not signed but enforced by employer
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/04/2019

A long-time employee with multiple disability leaves in the past was eventually terminated after he failed to improve his attendance.

Jean-Louise Arseneau worked for Glencore Canada at the Belledune, N.B., smelter since 1980. He took multiple months of sick leave in 2005 and 2006 and entered into the weekly indemnity and long-term disability plans beginning in 2007.

Arseneau was off work for seven years, but he returned to work full-time on Feb. 8, 2016.