Adrian Miedema

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Zero-Tolerance “Safety Absolute” Upheld: One Tie-Off Violation Gets Employee Fired For Cause

Zero-tolerance safety rules, often called “Life Saving Rules”, “Cardinal Safety Rules” or ”Safety Absolutes”, are becoming more common in industry. An arbitrator has now upheld the firing of a unionized employee for one...more

3/27/2014 - Canada OHSA Safety Precautions Termination Zero Tolerance Policies

Marijuana Possession And Use At Work Justified Dismissal, Despite Employee’s “Drug Problem”

A mining company employee was properly dismissed for possessing and using marijuana at work, a labour arbitrator has held. And the employee had not proven that he had a drug problem that required the employer to accommodate....more

3/20/2014 - Drug Possession Marijuana Termination

Fired Employee Failed To Prove That Depression, Harassment Drove Him To Fight: Court

An employee who was fired for fighting after being harassed, did not prove that his harassment or depression caused him to fight. Therefore, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was wrong to find that his firing was...more

9/12/2013 - Canada Discrimination Harassment Hiring & Firing Mental Illness Termination

“Simmering Ball Of Negativity” Dismissed After Threatening Statements

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a city “traffic operations” employee for threatening statements, a racist comment and one incident of dangerous and aggressive driving....more

7/18/2013 - Arbitration Public Employees Racial Discrimination Termination Threat Management

Unremorseful Sexual Harasser Was Fired For Cause: Court Reproves Arbitrator

An unremorseful mail room clerk’s sexual harassment and grabbing of a contract worker was just cause for dismissal, the Ontario Divisional Court has held, overturning and criticizing an arbitrator’s decision....more

5/31/2013 - Arbitration Canada Hiring & Firing Sexual Harassment Termination

Angry Confrontation Of Employee By A Manager Could Be Safety Issue: OLRB

In what appears to be a departure from a growing line of cases, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has permitted an employee to advance her claim that the employer violated the Occupational Health and Safety Act when it fired...more

5/7/2013 - Canada Hiring & Firing OHSA Safety Precautions Termination

“Ten Times The Effort” To Manage Employee’s Absenteeism, Addictions: Dismissal Upheld

An employee with a long history of substance abuse issues and absenteeism was properly dismissed after he attended at work while impaired, an Ontario arbitrator has decided....more

4/23/2013 - Canada Drug & Alcohol Abuse Duty to Accommodate Hiring & Firing Termination

Court Dismisses Safety-Reprisal Complaint Related To Family Dispute

An employee who claimed that he was dismissed after sharing his concerns about the well-being of himself and his children and the “lifestyle of their mother”, has been denied a remedy under the safety-reprisal provisions of...more

3/27/2013 - Canada Hiring & Firing Retaliation Safety Precautions Termination

Unsafe-Truck Complaint Gets Probationary Employee Fired – And Damages For Safety-Reprisal

An Ontario employer has been ordered to pay 24 weeks’ wages to a 12-week probationary employee who was fired after complaining about numerous safety issues with a company truck he was driving which hauled steel....more

3/7/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Hiring & Firing Safety Precautions Termination

Supervisor’s Violation Of Lockout “Cardinal Rule” Did Not Justify Dismissal: Appeal Court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a trial judge’s decision that an employee’s violation of a lockout rule was not just cause for dismissal....more

2/21/2013 - Appeals Hiring & Firing Lockouts Safety Violations Termination

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