Tag archives: workplace violence

No Just Cause for Employee Punch

In the recent decision of Phanlouvong v Northfield Metal Products (1994) Ltd, 2014 ONSC 6585, the Ontario Superior Court considered an incident of workplace violence to not provide just cause for dismissal. The employee in question was terminated for cause and without notice after a workplace incident in which the employee punched another employee in the face. … Continue reading

Termination Upheld for Workplace Violence Threats

In the recent decision UFCW, Local 1400 v Prairie Pride Natural Foods Ltd, 2013 CanLII 82240 (SK LA), a Saskatchewan arbitration board upheld the dismissal of a long-term employee for workplace violence and harassment threats. The grievor worked as a Hanger in the employer’s poultry processing plant. He had been employed for five years, which … Continue reading
LexBlog