Toronto planner grieves when ‘paper screen’ derails application

Employee applied for planner position seven grades higher
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/20/2017

When an assistant planner applied for the position of senior planner, she didn’t receive an interview and the job was awarded to another employee. 

Sabrina Salatino worked at Toronto’s planning department in the committee of adjustment when in 2012, it was reorganized to cut the number of positions from application technicians, assistant planners (wage grade 11), planners and senior planners (wage grade 18) to only the two classifications of senior planner and application technicians.

Salatino was given the option of remaining in the same department or moving to the community-planning department and retaining her assistant planner title. She chose the latter.