Employees behaving badly

Case of drunk RIM execs thrown off plane, fired, highlights need for policies around proper conduct
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2012

It was an unusual and extreme situation — two Research In Motion (RIM) executives flying on business from Toronto to Beijing became drunk and disorderly on an Air Canada jet. Reacting to alcohol and prescription pills, the pair’s belligerent behaviour was so extreme they had to be subdued by flight attendants and passengers. One of the execs even chewed through his plastic handcuffs, according to media reports. The Boeing 777 was forced to divert from the skies over Alaska to Vancouver.