What would you do?

You make the reinstatement decision. Does your ruling match the arbitrator’s decision?
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/17/2006

Terminating a unionized worker for cause can sometimes seem like more of an art than a science. The terms in a collective agreement mean similar situations could end up with completely different results, but there are some basic ground rules to follow.

How would you handle each of the following situations? Have a read of the facts of each case and consider whether you think the company had cause to terminate the employment relationship. Then find out how the arbitrator ruled.

Long-term worker just doesn’t change