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Canada Post worker should have taken transit to get to work in severe winter weather
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A Canada Post worker in Brampton, Ont., who didn’t report to work because she didn’t want to drive in severe winter weather should have used public transit, an arbitrator has ruled.

Joanne Perucho filed a grievance because she was denied special paid leave as outlined in the collective agreement for two separate days of absence: Dec. 23, 2004, and Jan. 12, 2005. The collective agreement states that:

“Where conditions warrant it, special leave with pay may be granted when circumstances not directly attributable to the employee, including but not limited to the illness in the immediate family … prevent his reporting for duty. Such leave shall not be unreasonably withheld.”