Toronto Hydro staffer suspended for insubordination

Multiple suspensions excessive: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/17/2015

Dawn Voss, a worker at Toronto Hydro, received numerous suspensions for insubordination and other behaviour that the company deemed "inappropriate" — and an arbitrator has agreed with such discipline, to an extent.

Between 2009 and 2011, Voss received a letter of warning, a one-day suspension, a two-day suspension and a three-day suspension. She was then given another three-day suspension, a five-day suspension and a 10-day suspension.

While the four former reprimands stand, the latter three were under consideration for this case.