End of the line for insubordinate worker

Employee claimed dismissal was related to his union work, but insubordinate comments and behaviour were not related
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/04/2015

An Ontario employer had just cause to terminate an employee who was a union chair for aggressive and insubordinate behaviour, an arbitrator has ruled.

JD Norman Industries operates an auto parts plant in Windsor, Ont, which it had purchased in 2013 from previous owner. Greg Brownlie was a machine operator in the plant for 15 years.