Intoxicated, dishonest employee reinstated with full pay in Saskatchewan

Prince Albert nursing home ignored sunset clause in collective agreement: Arbitrator
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/03/2016

BREACHING a so-called “sunset clause” in a collective agreement is a quick way to ensure a termination won’t stand up to an arbitrator’s scrutiny.

That’s a lesson that management at the Mont St. Joseph nursing home in Prince Albert, Sask., learned after it fired a continuing care assistant who showed up for her shift drunk.

The arbitrators systematically tore apart the employer’s logic for terminating Louise Storey, who began working for the home in 2007 and was fired on June 19, 2014.