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Arbitration Decision

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Suspension, Complaint, Investigation, Safety, Danger, Sick Leave, Medical Proof, Documents


The Grievor was suspended with pay until a complaint by a co-worker could be investigated. The complaint dealt with a conversation regarding serial killers, which upset the co-worker and caused the Employer to be concerned about workplace safety. After the investigation the Grievor was placed on sick leave until she could provide medical proof that she was not a danger to her co-workers. The Union believes the Employer breached the collective agreement by imposing the suspension without just cause and, as remedy, wants the Employer to pay damages to compensate the Grievor for what was lost by the suspension, a return of the sick days and removal of all related documents from the personal file.