Union files grievance over 'poisoned' workplace

Said culture so bad, woman forced to leave for extended period of time
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/20/2016

THE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 227 filed a grievance against the Halifax Regional Water Commission accusing the employer of failing to provide a safe work environment free from harassment.

The grievance was filed on behalf of an employee — referred to as “AB” — and alleged the employer allowed a poisoned work environment to grow despite receiving complaints from AB. According to the union, the culture became so bad, she was forced to leave the workplace for an extended period of time.

As a result, the union requested AB be compensated for all sick leave, vacation pay and income lost during her time away from work, as well as damages.