Circumstantial evidence enough for termination

The grievor denied he had dumped flyers rather than delivering them, but the evidence was sufficient to rule out anyone else from having committed the offence.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/07/2011

A letter carrier was fired for dumping about 120 pieces of admail into a ravine instead of delivering them. The union grieved.

H.G. had two years’ service as a letter carrier when he was fired on Dec. 9, 2009. Discipline on his record at the time included a one-day suspension and a five-day suspension.

On Nov. 20, 2009, H.G. covered a walk for a vacationing letter carrier. After that he did overtime work on two other walks. H.G. was assigned one of the employer’s window vans for the day to help him get around.