New Brunswick seniors’ home worker grieves after employer refuses reinstatement after leave

Registered attendant had no intention to resign: CUPE
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2019

A registered attendant (RA) at the Rocmaura Nursing Home in Saint John, N.B., went on education leave, but then decided she wanted to return to her job early.

Chantelle Dezainde worked at the home in a permanent part-time basis. In July 2016, she left to attend the office-administration program at the Nova Scotia Community College as a full-time student. Dezainde’s expected return date was June 30, 2017.

But in October, Dezainde advised Kim Roberts, director of nursing, that she had insufficient funds to continue her schooling and she wished to return to Rocmaura.