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Arbitration Decision

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Employee Grievance, Unjust Discharge, Reinstatement, Sanctions, Collective Agreement, Probationary Employees


Grievance over unjust discharge. The grievor was a flight attendant. The grievor was terminated on the last day of her six month probationary period. Being on probation, no grounds needed to be given but the letter discharging her said that she had been found performing below acceptable standards on three (in-flight performance, grooming and attendance) of the four (additionally, personal conduct) categories of evaluation. The union argued that there were other criteria which had set the grievor down as a "marked person" which had nothing to do with the four categories. The union also argued that the grievor was not a probationary employee so the termination procedure followed was incorrect.