Termination warranted for ‘theft’ of services

The grievor had delivered unmetered mail on his own route and asked others to do the same. The grievor found that his dishonesty merited termination, despite the relatively small amount of revenue involved.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/12/2012

A mail carrier was fired after it was discovered that he arranged to put promotional materials into the mail without postage.

G.W. worked for the post office as a mail carrier. He had 11 years’ seniority. There was discipline on G.W.’s record.

In addition to his employment as a mail carrier, G.W. also had a business relationship with a construction company. G.W. scouted contracts for roofing jobs and arranged for the delivery of promotional flyers in areas where the contractors were working.