Betrayal of Trust by Freight Handler Warrants Termination

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2011

Persistent denials in the face of allegations about his involvement in workplace hijinks resulted in termination for a worker at a courier service. While the union conceded that discipline was warranted, it argued that termination was an excessive response.

K.I. had nine years of service and was acting as lead hand at his employer’s Halifax airport outlet sorting and shipping freight and courier packages.

On the day in question, two colleagues reported observing another employee getting laughs by parading around the workplace while wearing the head from one of the Olympic mascot costumes that had come through the terminal en route to a promotional event.