Employee off-duty fight

Two employees involved in altercations outside of the workplace
By Meghan McCreary
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/25/2015

Question: If two employees get into a fight outside of work while off-duty, does the employer have an obligation to investigate or take any action other than instructing the employees to act professionally while at work?

Answer: Discipline is warranted if the fight can be shown to be connected to the workplace and it harms the employer’s interests.