Zero tolerance doesn’t automatically mean dismissalHaving zero tolerance for misconduct can mean discipline for it rather than termination of employment: Arbitrator04/03/2013|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/03/2013 A suspension was a more appropriate discipline than termination for a Saskatchewan employee’s failure to follow safety rules with plant machinery, an arbitrator has ruled.Glen Kinequon, 52, worked as a beveler at the Regina plant for Evraz Canada, a steel company that produces plate and coil from recycled steel scrap. Kinequon, like all employees, was trained in proper procedures to lock out machinery.On March 16, 2012, Kinequon was operating a beveler when his supervisor saw him shut off power and lift the lever to gain access to the machine. Before doing so, he didn’t follow proper safety procedure by inserting a lock though the switch arm to ensure the machine was locked in the off position. He opened the gate and stuck his arm through to feel a pipe he was beveling. 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.