Termination excessive for depressed employees 'imperfect compliance'

Southlake Regional Health Centre ordered to replace termination with 30-day unpaid suspension
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/10/2013

Southlake Regional Health Centre fired a part-time unit clerk after it judged the medical documentation provided by the clerk did not substantiate her inability to attend work.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed a grievance.

S.B. was a part-time clerk employed in the centre’s ambulatory day care unit in Newmarket, Ont. Previous discipline did not factor into her termination on Jan. 9, 2012.