Supervisor set secretary up to fail, but board refuses to order a penalty

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Network North v. O.P.S.E.U., 2004 CarswellOnt 5932, 132 L.A.C. (4th) 93 (Ont. Arb. Bd.)

An Ontario Arbitration Board has found that a supervisor set up a receptionist to fail in one aspect of her duties, but no redress is required other than the board’s declaration of finding.

Carole Anderson was removed from her temporary position as a full-time receptionist for Positive Steps and returned to her permanent position as a receptionist in a different section of the community mental health facility. She was removed because of an inability to adequately transcribe clinical notes and patient reports dictated by physicians and sent to her location.