Workplace assault not enough to terminate: Arbitrator

Worker's extreme reaction to co-worker jumping into workspace over-the-top but understandable: Arbitrator
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/10/2014

An Ontario arbitrator has reinstated a worker who was fired for hitting a co-worker during a workplace altercation.

Sonia Gatto worked on the assembly line for Kruger, a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes in Brampton, Ont. Gatto operated a transfer car that moved product from one machine to another on the assembly line. She was considered a good worker without any disciplinary record in seven-and-one-half years with Kruger.