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HRM CA | 13 May 2015, 09:50 AM Agree 0
A Hydro One employee’s mom won’t be laughing as her son suggested in a controversial on-camera interview, after it led to him being summarily fired.
  • R. M. | 13 May 2015, 10:00 AM Agree 0
    Hyrdo One’s corporate affairs director Daffyd Roderick.

    “Respect for all people is engrained in the Code of Conduct and in our Core Values and we are committed to a work environment where discrimination or harassment of any type is met with zero tolerance,” Roderick told the The Star

    I am sure that this employee signed into this Code of Conduct agreement but failed to remember. I am glad the employer is standing it's ground.
  • Laura | 13 May 2015, 10:09 AM Agree 0
    This is just so ridiculous. The rude remark was likely started by some immature 15 year old boy and his friends, who ran off giggling and high-fiving eachother.

    That is who you would expect such immaturity to come from - not an "assistant network management engineer"!! Unbelievable. It really makes you wonder how someone with such poor decision making ability could have (had) such a high paying job. Smh. ;(
  • Laura | 13 May 2015, 10:09 AM Agree 0
    This is just so ridiculous. The rude remark was likely started by some immature 15 year old boy and his friends, who ran off giggling and high-fiving eachother.

    Or at least, that is who you would expect such immaturity to come from - not an "assistant network management engineer"!! Unbelievable. It really makes you wonder how someone with such poor decision making ability could have (had) such a high paying job. Smh. ;(
  • Herry | 13 May 2015, 11:26 AM Agree 0
    I need a job and I treat women with respect. These idiots have(had) a job and they do not treat women with respect ! Must be 21st century, backwards !!??!!
  • Kevin | 13 May 2015, 12:52 PM Agree 0
    Can Hydro-One terminate an employee for off-duty conduct when it the person never mentioned that he was an employee though? I thought there needed to be considerable negative implications for the employer in order to terminate for off-duty conduct.
  • Larry Dawson | 15 May 2015, 01:24 PM Agree 0
    Reports are that the offender is in-scope in a bargaining unit position, so there will most likely be a grievance filed. Will be interesting to see the terms of the code of conduct, as if it spells out that egregious behaviour is grounds for discipline or dismissal, the dismissal will likely be upheld. And this fellow will likely have to change his name to obtain other employment for the next few years.
  • Jeannie McQuaid | 19 May 2015, 10:40 AM Agree 0
    Kevin: I've wondered to myself if Hydro-One wasn't happy to have a reason to dump this employee. If he's a thoughtless jerk in front of TV cameras, he's probably only slightly less of a jerk at work.
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