Drug charges don’t warrant unpaid suspension

The grievor had been charged with drug trafficking. She was originally suspended with pay but, when a trial date was not imminent, without pay. The arbitrator found that the hospital had no cause either to suspect the grievor of other misconduct or to fear loss of public trust.

A nurse employed at a hospital in a Women and Children’s program was suspended without pay after the employer learned that she had been charged with possession and trafficking of cocaine.

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