Letter killed employment relationship

Suspended B.C. firefighter wanted chief to be dismissed or disciplined
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A part-time firefighter in small-town British Columbia lost his wrongful dismissal suit after he was fired for swearing at the fire chief and writing a letter that asked for the chief to be dismissed or disciplined.

Floyd Monaghan was a firefighter in Creston, B.C., who had been on the job for six years. When a new chief was hired, the two didn’t exactly hit if off, according to Justice Donald Carlgren of the British Columbia Provincial Court

The chief noted personnel issues involving Monaghan almost from the outset of the chief’s employment, the court said. For his part, Monaghan thought the new chief didn’t understand the difference between a big-city fire department and a small-town fire service that relied heavily on volunteers with other commitments.