Termination warranted for time theft

The grievor's overtime claim did not jive with the activity reported by the outside contractor. When his supervisor checked previous overtime against parking records, they showed he had been leaving earlier than he claimed. The arbitrator found the parking records were public documents and the grievor's claim of reimbursement for travel time was unsubstantiated.
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/16/2012

A hospital engineer responsible for repairing and maintaining the machines used in nuclear medicine was fired for filing improper overtime claims and for insubordinate behaviour.

Hired in 2006, B.K. worked at a large regional health facility. His position in the bargaining unit was listed as Charge Medical Physics Engineer. B.K. and a colleague covered two overlapping shifts that spanned operating hours that ran from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

B.K. and his colleague managed their hours according to the honour system and were not required to punch a time clock. Overtime claims were required to list the date, the number of overtime hours worked and a rationale for the overtime. Claims were filed on a weekly basis.