The former landlord of an office rented by Barminco has accused the contractor of double standards over the Harlem Shake dismissals because it did not sack an employee over a previous safety breach.
Andy Boyle said the contractor did not apply the same safety standards when it decided not to a sack the office worker who drunkenly misused a safety device at an office party.
Mr Boyle, who rented an office on Tully Road in East Perth to Barminco between 2006 and 2010, said the employee smashed a glass over a fire alarm during a Friday night office party in 2007.
The move activated the fire alarm, forcing the evacuation of everyone in the building.
Mr Boyle said he gave Barminco some video footage days later that clearly showed the employee who was responsible for the stunt.
The man and another staff member were seen laughing when the alarm went off.
Mr Boyle, who had an office in the same building, said when he followed up weeks later he was told it was not a sackable offence. He claimed the matter appeared to have been swept under the carpet.
He said it was unfair that the company sacked 15 miners for performing the 30-second dance routine at the underground Agnew gold mine last month when it had not applied the same safety standards on office staff. "I'm asking them to apply a bit of common sense," Mr Boyle said.
"The (fire alarm incident) was clearly done under the influence of alcohol, and they should have been sacked. There is no question about it."
Lawyer John Hammond, who is representing sacked worker Stephen Dixon in an unfair dismissal case, said two of the other sacked miners had contacted his office. It was uncertain whether they would also take legal action.Barminco declined to comment about the office incident but said on its Facebook page earlier this week that safety was paramount.
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