Kingston employee gets schooled on education

Part-time worker refused interview because of educational requirements
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/21/2014

Larry Steacy, a part-time employee with the city of Kingston, Ont., was refused a job interview because of his resumé.

The city denied Steacy the opportunity to interview for a full-time position because his resumé indicated he lacked the educational qualifications required.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 109 grieved on Steacy’s behalf, arguing his position as a part-time driver/labourer clearly demonstrated he was qualified to perform the duties of a full-time driver/labourer. The educational requirement should have posed no barrier, it said.