Vandalism leads back to employee with grudge

Worker denied damaging co-workers' tools but evidence pointed to guilt
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/01/2014

An Ontario company had enough evidence to find just cause for dismissal of an employee for vandalism in the workplace, an arbitrator has ruled.

Tarek Kerkeni was a first-class maintenance technician for Invista, a nylon manufacturer in Kingston, Ont. He was first hired in January 2006 and progressed to first-class status, though he was known to be hostile towards suggestions from co-workers on how to do assigned tasks.