Fender bender crashes truck driver’s job

Driver was on last-chance agreement after previous health and safety violations, but termination was too much: Arbitrator
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/17/2011

Getting into an accident while on the job may be the last thing an employer would want to happen to one of its truck drivers, but a fender bender by one Ontario driver was not a serious enough safety violation to warrant dismissal, the Ontario Arbitration Board has ruled.