Demotion leads to accusation of discrimination

Arbitrator finds employee not disciplined because of anxiety disorder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/23/2014

After being suspended and demoted, Daniel Moore suffered from so much anxiety he was forced to take sick leave.

Moore — along with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 759 — filed three grievances against his employer, the regional municipality of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.

The union requested Moore be reinstated to his former position as working foreman and be compensated by way of any lost wages and benefits during his time on sick leave.