Discipline warranted for disloyalty

The grievor was not happy that management of his hospitality industry workplace had been outsourced, and he was vocal about it at work. Clients were able to overhear his conversations. The arbitrator agreed discipline was necessary, but shortened the suspension.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/16/2012

A service industry worker was suspended for bad-mouthing his employer in front of clients.

M.V. was employed at a large convention centre operated by a provincial Crown agency. M.V. had 12 years’ service and a discipline-free record when he was suspended on July 6, 2011.

In September 2010, the employer contracted out the day-to-day operations and management of the convention centre to a large facilities management and food services company.