School catches custodian smoking marijuana on campus

Union objects to video surveillance used in investigation
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2015

Three custodians under the employ of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board were fired after allegedly smoking marijuana while on shift.

Conor Donnelly and two other employees were let go after video surveillance appeared to show all three smoking marijuana while standing adjacent to a school and wearing uniforms that identified them as employees.

This preliminary award handled whether the videotapes should have been submitted and considered as evidence — something that forms the bedrock of the school board’s case against its custodians.