Employee fired for not wearing safety glasses

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Shalla v. Times Fiber Canada Ltd., 2001 CarswellOnt 5789 (Ont. L.R.B.)

In 1999 Brenda Shalla was fired without notice from Times Fiber Canada Ltd. for not wearing her safety glasses on several occasions. She had been warned about it several times and once even given a two-day suspension.

Other employees had regularly ignored the safety-glasses rule, with no consequences. In the spring of 1999 there was a “crackdown” on enforcement.