Employer fails to properly assess experience

Hiring process found to be in violation of collective agreement
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/16/2015

Experience may not be everything to the Regional Municipality of Peel in Ontario, but it was ruled to be an integral part of the employer’s hiring process.

Teresa Borrelli — represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 — filed a grievance against the municipality after the Peel Region’s human services Department passed her over for a position that ultimately went to an employee with less seniority.

The full-time business analyst position was awarded to an employee with less than one year of experience as an acting analyst. The incumbent had significantly less seniority than Borrelli, who had been an acting business analyst with the employer for almost four years and who had 11 years of seniority.