Failure to provide interpreter not discriminatory

After an altercation with his supervisor, the grievor was suspended. He claimed that he was unable to understand what was happening because he was not given an interpreter during the disciplinary meeting. The arbitrator found his language skills were sufficient and that there had been no harassment.

A cleaner at an abattoir challenged two suspensions that were imposed on him and grieved that the suspensions constituted discrimination and harassment on the part of the employer.

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