Document Type

Arbitration Decision

Publication Date



Unsafe, Investigated, Refusal, Suspension, Suspension, Personal File


The Grievor refused to work in what she considered an unsafe situation. After the Employer investigated she was ordered to return to work. Her refusal resulted in a two day suspension. The letter of suspension indicates that the Employer's decision was, in part, based on a similar suspension in her personal file, which is also being grieved. The Union claims the suspension was without just cause and wants the Employer to pay damages for what was lost as a result of the suspension and removal of all related documents in the personal file.