City of Calgary’s first-ever female truck driver endured 18 months of harassment: Arbitrator

Criticized for appearance, rumours of coworker affair
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/14/2018

Despite achieving her “dream job” of becoming the City of Calgary’s first female employee with a class 1 licence, a truck driver suffered from extreme anxiety and depression due to her treatment on the job.

The woman, who wasn’t identified, was hired by the city in April 2013. She joined an all-male crew and her daily duties included driving a tractor-trailer with loads of gravel.

For the first six months of her tenure, the driver got along well with her foreman. But after he retired, Frank Wright became her new boss. Wright’s direct superior was Dan Schinnour, senior leader plants, construction services.