Termination Warranted for Worker with Multiple Safety Violations

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2011

Two months after being disciplined for flagrant disregard of plant safety rules, a warehouse worker was terminated following a further safety violation and for counselling a work slow-down.

A warehouse worker for a logistics outsourcing company, W.C. had seven years’ experience and a history of committing workplace safety violations.

His personnel file included a note from 2007 that referenced “multiple incidents in which [W.C.] violated the established standards of behaviour including a display of flagrant disregard for safety rules.”