Meat processing plant worker throws fat at co-worker, throws job away

Worker ignored warnings to stop; misconduct witnessed by supervisor and co-workers
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/09/2015

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of an Ontario meat processing plant worker who repeatedly threw fat from cow carcasses at a co-worker.

Said Mohamed was hired as a general labourer and steam vacuum operator by Cargill, a Winnipeg-based food processing company, in September 2012. Mohamed worked at one of Cargill’s Ontario facilities on an assembly line. His job involved standing on a platform cleaning hanging cow carcasses. He had one written warning for harassment on his disciplinary record.