Sleeping on the job gets shelter employee sackedArbitrator rules employee unlikely to doze off again03/17/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/17/2014 Christine Goomansingh — a front line worker at St. Simon’s Shelter in Toronto — was fired for sleeping while on duty and for a vicious voicemail message left on a supervisor’s cellphone. Goomansingh had been working for the shelter for five years when she was fired on Oct. 9, 2013. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 206 filed a grievance on her behalf, arguing termination was too harsh of a punishment. The voicemail message Goomansingh left for shelter supervisor Foster Friday-Cockburn was personal in nature, the union argued. Goomansingh testified she was sexually intimate with Friday-Cockburn on more than one occasion in 2013 and that the pair was close until September of that year. Goomansingh testified she left the voicemail on Friday-Cockburn’s cell phone on Sept. 21, 2013, after finding out he had become sexually involved with another employee. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.