Sunday work requirement not discriminatory

The grievor was employed in retail and was scheduled to workj on Sunday. He objected, claiming his religious denomination would not permit work on Sunday. The arbitrator questioned the depth of the grievor's faith and found that the employer was only required to give him time to attend Sunday services.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/28/2012

After signing off on an agreement consenting to Sunday shifts, a worker at a retail grocery chain grieved. The worker said that the employer’s Sunday work requirement was discriminatory.

S.F. began his employment at a retail grocery chain in 1994. At that time, Sunday shifts were voluntary.

In response to competition from other grocery chains, beginning in 2002 the employer developed a new superstore chain.