Employee trashes company truckEmployee didn't ask for permission to take truck, then had 4 drinks before driving back to office05/02/2012|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/02/2012 An Ontario employer had just cause to fire an employee who smashed up a company truck while driving drunk, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled.Jaroslaw Dziecielski, 50, was a vice-president of quality control and standards compliance for Lighting Dimensions, a producer of materials and fixtures for the automotive industry located in Toronto. In 23 years of working for Lighting Dimensions, Dziecielski had no disciplinary issues.Dziecielski’s duties included a significant amount of driving to meet with customers. He often drove his own truck, but sometimes used a company pickup truck as well. On April 23, 2007, Dziecielski had a meeting with a customer north of Toronto and he decided to use the company truck. He didn’t ask permission to use it, though he later acknowledged that he should have. 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.