External circumstances affect employment

Employee denied position after being classified as external applicant
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/04/2016

Pina Ghandi filed a grievance against the Canadian Blood Services after the employer failed to consider her for a full-time position.

Ghandi, with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 5101, filed a job competition grievance when she was not awarded a full-time technical specialist position at the employer’s Brampton site. Ghandi was denied the position after being classified as an external applicant.

Ghandi started working for the employer in 2006 at its Toronto location. Because she did not work at the Brampton location, where the technical specialist position was located, she was considered an external applicant. Internal employees — working at the Brampton location — were given precedence.