Vancouver hospital social worker’s promotion quashed after post changed

Should have ‘formal educational qualification considered’: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/15/2018

After she was awarded a promotion, which was then promptly cancelled after the employer realized her qualifications were lacking, a Vancouver social worker grieved the decision. 

Salimah Damji, who worked at the Vancouver General Hospital, responded to a job posting on March 11, 2016, for a social-worker position in the T11 acute care elderly ward at the facility. 

The posting called for candidates to possess a “master of social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work.” However, on April 11, the post was changed and it requested candidates hold a “bachelor of social work (BSW)” instead.