Worker must obey supervisor regardless of personality clashes

An employee who does his work well can be fired for cause if he is insubordinate to his supervisor and cannot get along with his co-workers
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An employee who does his work well can be fired for cause if he is insubordinate to his supervisor and cannot get along with his co-workers.

James Holwen worked for 10 years for Alberta Plywood Ltd. He was described as a good worker who never missed a day and often arrived on the job up to an hour early.

His employment was terminated in June 1998 for what the company claimed was a series of incidents of unacceptable behaviour. He filed an action against the company for wrongful dismissal and a separate action against his immediate supervisor Darryl Schuster for intentional infliction of mental distress by harassment, insults, humiliation and provocation.