Termination for Off-Duty Conduct Excessive for Good Employee

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

Fired for the off-duty operation of a company vehicle after consuming alcohol, a dedicated, 21-year coach operator grieved his termination.

Answering his employer’s call to help cover relief shifts in Thompson, Manitoba, R.L. relocated to the town where he stayed in the drivers’ dormitory and worked one month straight with only three days off.

Returning from a trip on a Friday afternoon without another booking until the following Monday, R.L. found himself in the unaccustomed position of having three days off.