Foreman claims he was forced out and onto sick leave

Employee no longer capable of performing job after diagnosed with heart condition
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2014

Instead of accommodation, Roy Iannetti said his employer forced him out on sick leave.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 993 filed a grievance on Iannetti’s behalf against Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The union argued the employer failed to accommodate Iannetti when, in March 2012, he said he could no longer perform his job as foreman and asked to be reinstated to his former position as a heavy equipment operator.

Iannetti worked for the employer for roughly 30 years. The majority of his time was spent as a heavy equipment operator. Roughly 10 years after being promoted to foreman, Iannetti was diagnosed with a heart condition. He testified he was ordered by his doctor to "stay clear of stress."