Fine line between arbitration and court

By Gordon Sova
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/18/2002

In 1998, Larry Olivo was fired. The reason was two packages received by the director of employee relations. They contained anti-Semitic material and the director was of the Jewish faith.

Olivo was a professor in the criminology program at Seneca College in Toronto. He was also a lawyer and the vice-president of the union local. Management and the union were not getting along well.

The odd thing about the material that got Olivo fired was that the two packages had been sent seven and eight years earlier. And the only link with him was his name as a previous recipient of the inter-office envelopes in which they had been sent.