TGC lawyer Kemily Ho and articling student Iman Hosseini were successful on a judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision that a long-term Air Canada employee should be terminated for cause for taking discarded nuts from a first class cabin.
In setting aside the arbitrator’s decision, the Judge expressed “grave doubts” about the arbitrator’s assessment of the employee’s conduct and found that the decision “failed to address” basic questions such as whether the employee’s conduct was so serious as to justify termination after years of service.
You can read the full decision here: Judge Davies re IAMAW District Lodge 140 v. Air Canada 06-23 (3).
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