A former saw mill worker who was injured in the 2012 Burns Lake sawmill explosion will have his case heard by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, after he claims he was fired from his job following several outbursts.
Clinton Sitar returned to work January 2014 with modified hours.
He says his psychologist gave him coping strategies to deal with PTSD associated with the explosion.
A year later, he admitted to verbally abusing two employees and breaking a chair in anger at work.
His employer claims he yelled at a supervisor and berated co-workers.
Sitar was terminated in November 2015, and filed a grievance concerning his termination.
He also filed his complaint with the tribunal outside the six month time limit.
However, the tribunal says Sitar supported that PTSD was the reason for the 5-month delay.
The tribunal has accepted his case for alleged discrimination, citing victims of the explosion need to be properly taken care of at work.
Two people died, and 20 others were hurt in the 2012 explosion.