Evidence of abuse does not support suspension

The grievor was disciplined for abusing a particularly violent patient. The arbitrator allowed the discipline for remarks she made, but found too little evidence to support the allegation she struck him.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2012

A nurse was suspended for eight shifts following allegations she slapped and spoke inappropriately to a patient.

M.C. became a Registered Nurse in 1981 and had been employed at the hospital where she worked for about six years in August 2010. She had never been disciplined.

Patient X was admitted to the hospital’s emergency department on the evening of Aug. 23, 2010.