The son of a great mad scientist himself, Galt’s dad hasn’t ever had an easy time of it, especially after getting dragged away by men in white lab coats last year. Hopefully, his time in the mental (?) hospital helped him sort some things out. Maybe not all of them, but at least some.
Also, in a dispute between management and labor, I’m almost always inclined to side with labor, especially when management’s performed lobotomies on uncooperative workers in the past.