DWI doesn’t make the grade with employerRoad worker who lost licence for 12 months denied request for leave and fired by township council02/29/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today This instalment of You Make the Call looks at a municipal road worker who was fired after his driver’s licence was suspended. Mike Gillett was a grader operator for the township of Black River-Matheson, Ont. He was employed with the township for 15 years without any disciplinary issues. On Jan. 22, 2006, Gillett was charged with driving a snowmobile while intoxicated and his licence was suspended for 90 days. Since his job required having a valid driver’s licence, Gillett’s union requested the township temporarily assign him odd jobs that didn’t require one. However, the township said there weren’t any positions available that didn’t need a licence. It agreed to suspend him and hold his job open for 90 days and if his licence wasn’t reinstated, he would be terminated. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.