Probationary health-care worker’s ‘arbitrary’ termination reversed

Facility failed to provide employee explanation for dismissal
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/03/2018

After a coworker accused a Swift Current, Sask., continuing-care assistant (CCA) of harassment, the CCA was promptly fired.

Nancy Arat was hired on May 10, 2016, at the Meadow Long-Term Care Centre, a long-term care facility. 

On Oct. 27, Arat attended a meeting with Renee Hovdestad, health services manager, and Shannon Frederick, labour-relations consultant, for the employer, the Saskatchewan Health Authority.