Personality conflict and rudeness leads to termination of contract

Employee thought problems had been resolved but was terminated a month later
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/01/2014

This instalment of You Make the Call involves a federal government employee in British Columbia who was fired for insubordination.

Norman Diablo, 50, is of aboriginal descent with a history of drug and alcohol problems. In 1988, he stopped drinking and doing drugs and entered rehab, which included going back to his roots to seek help from aboriginal elders. His treatment was successful and he hasn’t had a drink or taken drugs since.