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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievance, Unjust Discharge, Demotion, City of Toronto, Disciplinary Action


Employee Grievance alleging unjust discharge.

On October 13, 1977, the grievor, Brian Risdon, was demoted from the position of chief plumbing inspector for the City of Toronto, which he had held since January 23, 1970, to plumbing inspector. On October 14, 1977, he was discharged. The evidence is that prior to the events which gave rise to this demotion and then discharge the grievor had never been disciplined, or even criticized by his superiors in the department of buildings of the City of Toronto, for the way he did his job.