Nurse dismissed for sexual misconduct

Reinstatement would undermine employee confidence: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/31/2015

An employee was fired as a result of discriminatory conduct, and an arbitrator has ruled he will stay fired.

Kevin Gavin, a radiation therapist since 1998 at the London Health Sciences hospital in London, Ont., was fired in August of 2014 after a number of women in the bargaining unit came forward saying he had harassed them in the office.

Testimony from the three complainants included incidents where he had touched one employee’s buttocks, kissed the back of the neck of another, hugged, and tapped another on the buttocks with a binder. Gavin also reportedly made offensive comments, including, "You’re giving me wood right now" and "We took a poll and your ass wins casual Friday."