Suspension warranted for ‘failure of leadership’

The grievor had used two crude terms to refer to female colleagues. He was in a senior position. His first apology was equivocal, but the second was more complete. The arbitrator found that suspension and temporary demotion were appropriate punishments.

A Fire Captain grieved his reduced discipline after he was reinstated and his termination for a gender-based slur was reduced to a suspension and a six-month demotion.

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