Workers involved in fight reinstated

Violence at work not to be tolerated, but workers had clean record: arbitrator
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Two workers who got into a fight and were subsequently fired were awarded their jobs back by an arbitrator. The employer, Worthington Cylinders in Windsor, Ont., fired the workers despite the fact their work records were unblemished.

Brad Poole, the production manager at the plant which employs 127 hourly and 19 salaried workers and manufactures oxygen tanks, decided to fire the two men because the employer’s position on violence in the workplace was “zero tolerance.”

In light of the responsibilities of employers under Ontario’s