Employee’s assumption leads to demand for punitive damages

Arbitrator says worker should have known better
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/13/2015

Peter Kuzyk, represented by his union the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 732, filed a grievance against Cofederation College demanding payment of punitive damages.

According to Kuzyk, the employer failed to provide a standard workload form (SWF) more than six weeks prior to the commencement of a teaching assignment as required by the collective agreement.

In addition to punitive damages Kuzyk further demanded a penalty for the union for the employer’s failure in this aspect.