Hôpital régional d'Edmundston v. Dufour et al., 2014 NBQB 33

Judge:LaVigne, J.
Court:Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Case Date:January 17, 2014
Jurisdiction:New Brunswick
Citations:2014 NBQB 33;(2014), 416 N.B.R.(2d) 147 (TD)
 
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Edmundston Hospital v. Dufour (2014), 416 N.B.R.(2d) 147 (TD);

    416 R.N.-B.(2e) 147; 1079 A.P.R. 147

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Temp. Cite: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. FE.022

Renvoi temp.: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. FE.022

Le Conseil de Gestion, représenté par l'Hôpital régional d'Edmundston, Nouveau-Brunswick (requérant) v. Gisèle Dufour et Syndicat Canadien de la Fonction publique, Section Locale 889-2 (1252) (intimés)

(E/M/10/2013; 2014 NBQB 33; 2014 NBBR 33)

Indexed As: Hôpital régional d'Edmundston v. Dufour et al.

Répertorié: Hôpital régional d'Edmundston v. Dufour et al.

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

Trial Division

Judicial District of Edmundston

LaVigne, J.

January 17, 2014.

Summary:

Résumé:

The employee was employed by the employer hospital in a full-time position within the maintenance services. On June 6, 2007, the employer moved the employee to a part-time position on the basis that she did not meet the attendance requirements. The employee was reinstated to her full-time position in September 2009. The union grieved, asking that the employee be reinstated to the full-time position with all benefits retroactive to June 6, 2007. An arbitrator found that the employer had discriminated against the employee and that she had been subjected to a disciplinary measure in violation of the collective agreement. The arbitrator ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to her full-time position retroactive to June 6, 2007. The employer applied for judicial review.

The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, dismissed the application.

Labour Law - Topic 9174

Public service labour relations - Discipline and dismissal of civil or public servants - Discipline - What constitutes disciplinary action - The employee was employed by the employer hospital in a full-time position within the maintenance services - On June 6, 2007, the employer moved the employee to a part-time position on the basis that she did not meet the attendance requirements - The employee was reinstated to her full-time position in September 2009 - The union grieved, asking that the employee be reinstated to the full-time position with all benefits retroactive to June 6, 2007 - An arbitrator found that the employer had discriminated against the employee and that she had been subjected to a disciplinary measure in violation of the collective agreement - The arbitrator ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to her full-time position retroactive to June 6, 2007 - The employer applied for judicial review - The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, dismissed the application - The arbitrator's decision was reasonable.

Labour Law - Topic 9353

Public service labour relations - Judicial review - Decisions of adjudicators, arbitrators, grievance appeal boards or officers - Scope of review (incl. standard) - [See Labour Law - Topic 9174 ].

Droit du travail - Cote 9174

Relations de travail dans les services publics - Mesures disciplinaires et congédiement de fonctionnaires - Mesures disciplinaires, en quoi consistent - [Voir Labour Law - Topic 9174 ].

Droit du travail - Cote 9353

Relations de travail dans la fonction publique - Révision judiciaire - Décisions des adjudicateurs, arbitres, commissions d'appel de griefs ou fonctionnaires - Portée (y compris la norme de révision) - [Voir Labour Law - Topic 9353 ].

Cases Noticed:

Pattison (Jim) Industries Ltd. et al. v. Syndicat Canadien des communications de l'énergie et du papier, section locale 248 (2012), 396 N.B.R.(2d) 71; 1024 A.P.R. 71; 2012 NBQB 265, refd to. [para. 4].

Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd. v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 (2013), 445 N.R. 1; 404 N.B.R.(2d) 1; 1048 A.P.R. 1; 2013 SCC 34, refd to. [para. 9].

Beck v. Atlantic Health Sciences Corp., [1997] N.B.L.A.A. No. 23, refd to. [para. 19].

Sun-Rype Products Ltd. and Teamsters Union, Local 213, Re, 2002 CLB 12736; 71 C.L.A.S. 264, refd to. [para. 19].

Counsel:

Avocats:

Michelle Brun-Coughlan, for the applicant;

Glen S. Gallant, for the respondents.

This application was heard on January 17, 2014, by LaVigne, J., of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, Judicial District of Edmundston, who delivered the following decision orally on January 17, 2014.

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