Second chance wasted by employee

Ontario worker originally reinstated after false allegations, insults against execs
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/10/2014

An Ontario employee deserved a second chance after being fired for insolent behaviour towards his company’s executives — but failed to live up to its terms, an arbitrator has ruled.

C. Boogerman was a counsellor at Community Living Meaford (CLM) in Meaford, Ont. He was hired in 2004. In February 2011, the union took exception to documents and a related discrepancy regarding the Family Day holiday.

On Feb. 28, Boogerman sent an email to employees in his bargaining unit with an attached letter from the union representative to CLM’s manager of business and finance.