Female bus driver dismissed after 3 instances of ‘inappropriate’ sexual behaviour with male colleague

Arbitrator suggests union acrimony played role in accusations
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/12/2017

A Burlington, Ont., bus driver was accused of sexual harassment after she danced suggestively, rubbed her finger over a co-worker’s bald head and made lewd comments in the presence of another driver.

Susan Catherwood had worked at Burlington Transit since 2012. In 2015 or 2016, co-worker and transit operator Daniel Alfaro said Catherwood danced suggestively near him and then approached him while he was in the lunchroom. 

He initially said the “front of her leg came in contact with his body,” but he later changed his story and said, “It could be that she just rubbed her feet against mine.”