Worker fired after illegally juicing

Worker denied stealing juice from cafeteria despite evidence showing otherwise
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/28/2015

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of an Ontario worker who stole juice from the company cafeteria on multiple occasions.

The 42-year-old worker was employed with Messier-Dowty, a manufacturer of aircraft landing gear in Ajax, Ont. He was hired in 1997. The company had a cafeteria at its facility that it subsidized so it ran on a break-even basis. Employees either paid for their items up front or ran a tab that was settled at the end of each week.