Cook fails to provide care to cancer patients

Arbitrator reinstates lodge worker, says dismissal was too harsh
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/11/2014

MARLENE SCHAAN, a cook at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s Saskatoon Lodge, was discharged following two incidents with Lodge guests in September 2013.

In both instances Schaan failed to provide meals to guests undergoing cancer treatment.

At the time of the incidents Schaan had a previous written warning and a five-day suspension on her record. Both previous disciplines related to inappropriate interactions with Lodge staff. The employer claimed the latest incidents constituted culminating incidents, justifying her discharge.