Document Type

Arbitration Decision

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Terminated, Inappropriate, Female, Passenger, Disciplinary, Letter, Conduct, Dismissal, Excessive


The Grievor was terminated for inappropriate behaviour towards a female passenger. The Grievor did not believe the Employer had just cause and sought reinstatement with full wages and seniority, and the removal of all related documents from his personnel file.

The grievance succeeds in part. Given a previous disciplinary letter regarding similar behaviour, the Grievor should have known that his conduct was not acceptable. Discipline was justified, but dismissal was viewed as excessive in a situation where progressive discipline might be expected. The Grievor is reinstated with several conditions, and with one month suspension without pay. Jurisdiction is retained.