Workplace Violence & Harassment

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Court to Union Worker: Your Case Is for the Arbitrator, Not Us

A service station attendant assaulted a government highway officer. The officer blamed his co-workers for provoking the confrontation and failing to protect him; he blamed hi

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Assault of Co-Worker = Just Cause to Fire Supervisor

Tensions between a supervisor and what he perceived to be a noncompliant forklift driver reached a crescendo in the lunchroom. “What’s your problem,” the supervisor sho

Workers’ Comp Bars Sexual Assault but Not Employment Claims

Four female employees who claimed they were sexually assaulted by a floor manager sued their employer for failing to protect them. But before answering the complaint, the emp

Workplace Bullying

Prison Guard Claims Workplace Bullying but Arbitrator Doesn’t Believe Her

An internal investigation concluded that a prison guard sexually harassed his female co-worker. But the case was far from over. The victim kept encountering her harasser even

Workplace Bullying

Employee Escapes Firing for Workplace Bullying because of Her Long Service

A catering attendant was fired for bullying her co-workers and not showing up for her disciplinary hearing. While acknowledging the seriousness of the violations, the arbitra

No Evidence that Boss Had It In for Female Employees

A kiosk manager claimed that her boss deliberately targeted female employees for removal. The Human Rights Commission investigation found that the manager was fired for perfo

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