Work refusal, yelling at manager not just cause without previous discipline

History of problems with authority couldn't be justification because no previous warnings were issued
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/06/2010

An Ontario-based employer who fired an employee for refusing work and disrupting the workplace should have been more lenient, an adjudicator has ruled.

David Fraser was hired as a mechanic by Toronto-based trucking company OK Transportation on July 18, 2005. His duties included maintenance of the company’s fleet of trucks.