Arbitrator upholds decision to fire worker who leaked anti-racism training details


A labour arbitrator has upheld the decision of Sheridan College to fire an employee who leaked details about anti-racism training to Rebel News. HR Reporter reports that the worker sent images of slides from the EDI training to Rebel News after disagreeing with the content and shared information about the creation of a director of equity and inclusion. The employee reportedly asked to be identified as “former faculty” in the resulting published video, but the worker’s name appeared on a screenshot of a slide. Sheridan placed the employee on non-disciplinary leave while the incident was investigated, and later terminated the worker’s employment for “sabotage and gross misconduct.” The union reportedly argued that termination was excessive and that the investigation was flawed.

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