Manager confused bullying with leadership

High performing N.B. plant manager produced results, but was too abusive towards staff
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Good talent is hard to find. So when a company has a high-performing manager who constantly hits targets, it’s tempting to turn a blind eye to how he treats subordinates. A New Brunswick logging company pulled out all the stops in trying to save a high-performing plant manager, but his conduct was so far over the top it had no choice but to fire him.

Scott Hall accepted the job of plant manager at Boise Alljoist Ltd. in St. Jacques, N.B., in August 2001. (The New Brunswick operations are a subsidiary of an American company with head offices in Boise, Idaho.) He was fired on July 29, 2003. He filed a wrongful dismissal suit against the company.

Inappropriate behaviour