well there are many reaons as to to why he may have parked in the space i myself have a van for buisiness while i always use non disabled spaces as a preference they are often there for no other reson than to meet council requirements other than a specific need for one particular user and if i have to use one for ie loading / unloading goods i will <br />
now im not sure that parking in a disabled space is a sackable offence but he may have just been legitimate to use the last space or just plain lazy to park further away which he should have been warned / repromanded for but sacked for this infraction reading between the lines id say they wanted to get rid of them for other reasons what ever they may be
Maybe the boss was disabled? ;-)
if the space was meant for customers of the business where he worked i can understand his boss being very angry it if they got a complaint. depending on the day he may have been having, it could very well be perfectly understandable. it's just not cool to park in a handicapped spot if you're not handicapped. if one person, with a legitimate need for the spot, has to wait a few extra seconds for one person who doesn't need the spot, but just doesn't want to wait, it's wrong. but yeah. losing your job over a parking spot DOES feel like a bit much.
Was he a parking bylaw officer? If not, a hefty fine would have been appropriate.