Employee threatened co-workers by mentioning his military skills, arbitrator rulesFormer sniper told co-worker he could hit him from any distanceBy Jeffrey R. Smith07/09/2007|Canadian Employment Law Today An adjudicator has ruled a government department was justified in suspending and subsequently firing an employee who made indirect threats to co-workers he believed were spreading rumours about him. Claude Robillard, 34, was an IT solutions analyst for the federal Department of Finance from 2000 until his termination in December 2004. In 2004, computer equipment valued at $24,000 went missing from the department’s warehouse. These disappearances created an atmosphere of unease among the employees. Management interviewed several employees about the missing equipment. Three employees mentioned Robillard may have obtained the key from another employee who had access. This was brought up with Robillard when management met with him. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.