Correctional officer suspended after inmate incident

Employee's actions were insubordinate: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2016

Tony Holder — a correctional officer working at the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley, Man. — was suspended without pay for insubordination.

In December 2013, Holder opened the door to inmate B.F.’s cell in the secure unit and a resulting incident led to his being suspended for seven days without pay. At the time of the incident, Holder had a prior disciplinary record.

In the days leading up to the incident, Holder’s supervisor, Brian Benes, restricted B.F. to her cell after she repeatedly acted aggressively toward officers, yelling and spitting at them.