No travel benefit paid out despite longer work commute for Nova Scotia worker

Past knowledge not enough for onus of proof: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2018

Even though he travelled more than 60 kilometres per day to his daily reporting point for about three months, an Nova Scotia excavator operator was denied an expected travel benefit.

John Jollimore, worked for Emera Utility Services and lived in River John, Nova Scotia, when in the winter of 2017, and the spring of 2018, he was assigned to meet daily at the Truro, N.S., yard, before attending to his daily duties.

There were three regular routes that were available to Jollimore during the period (known as the preferred route, Mountain Road and the College Grant Road).