Termination warranted for time theft

The grievor regularly took time from his shift for a workout, but claimed he normally made that time up by coming in early. However, his claims did not match his recorded login and logout times on enough occasions to allow the arbitrator to uphold the termination.
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2013

A municipal worker was fired for taking extended lunch breaks and working out at the gym on company time.

R.B. was hired as a temporary worker by the City of Surrey in 1992. He secured full-time status in 1993. In 2005, he undertook training to become a By-Law Enforcement Officer (BLEO). R.B. became a permanent BLEO in 2006.

R.B. received numerous commendations from his employer for diligence, hard work, professionalism and customer service.