Whistleblowing employee’s complaint falls outside of collective agreement

B.C. Supreme Court says it has jurisdiction to hear complaint
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Ferreira v. Richmond (City), 2004 CarswellBC 2846, 38 C.C.E.L. (3d) 48 (B.C. S.C.)

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled it has jurisdiction to hear an action for an employee’s whistleblowing as it isn’t covered by the collective bargaining agreement he worked under.

Jose Mario Ferreira began working for the City of Richmond, B.C. in 1978. He was a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the exclusive bargaining agent for employees of the city.