Document Type

Arbitration Decision

Publication Date



Discharge, Absent, Leave, Hearing, Terminated, Illness, Medical, Consent


The Grievor was initially discharged for being absent without leave. After the first arbitration hearing the Grievor was reinstated with conditions; the same conditions were awarded after a second hearing. The Grievor has now been terminated for breach of one of those conditions - the need to seek immediate medical attention when absent from work due to illness. Although the Grievor became ill Sunday evening, the Union believed that by seeking medical attention on Monday the conditions of the previous Consent Award had been met.