Employee fired after false accusation against co-workerEmployee kept changing date and couldn’t provide details of alleged knife incident with co-worker with whom he had past altercationsBy Jeffrey R. Smith01/20/2015|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/20/2015 An Ontario employer had just cause to dismiss an employee who falsely claimed a co-worker threatened him, an arbitrator has ruled. Ihor Tropak was a stores clerk providing materials and supplies to tradespeople for the University of Toronto. Starting in 2006, Tropak began having difficulties with other employees in his department. The difficulties began with an altercation with a co-worker in which a verbal argument escalated to the point where the co-worker pushed Tropak into a table. The co-worker was suspended and transferred, and other employees who were friends of the co-worker blamed Tropak. 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.