Worker with 37 Years Experience Terminated for Safety Violation

The dismissal of an employee from Tonolli Canada was upheld by an arbitrator. Employee received several suspensions for failing to follow company safe work procedures and not wearing perosnal protective equipment.

After filing a grievance the worker acknowledged his misconduct and expressed remorse regarding his violations. However the arbitrator was not convinced and upheld the termination decision. “It takes appropriate timely acknowledgeemnt of misconduct and a written apology which fully accepts responsibility to raise the mitigation value of a lengthy seniority for an arbitrator to consider reinstatement an employee guilty of serious safety violations