Setting co-worker on fire not cause for dismissal?

Employee set fire to co-worker's safety vest as a prank and customer was injured putting it out, but termination was too harsh

Setting a co-worker on fire sounds like it could be cause for dismissal. But as Madeleine Loewenberg, a lawyer at Norton Rose in Toronto, recently pointed out in Canadian Employment Law Today, a termination in that situation went up in smoke.

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