Evidence does not prove discrimination allegation

The grievor argued that she had been discriminated against because she was black and was a single mother. The arbitrator found that there had simply been many failures to communicate effectively with her supervisor.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2012

A clerical worker said that her supervisor had harassed and discriminated against her over an eight-year period because of her race and family status.

The union grieved, alleging that the employer had failed to maintain a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.

S.C. was hired on contract to work as a clerk typist for a large municipality. In 1998 she became a full-time employee working as a receptionist in the Planning Department.