No abuse of authority in selection of management position: tribunal

Employee claimed she was passed over for promotion in favour of less-qualified co-worker
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A government employee’s complaint she was denied a promotion because of abuse of authority has been dismissed by the Public Service Staffing Tribunal.

Jeannette Tibbs applied for the position of production manager at the Canadian Forces Warfare Centre at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ont., on Feb. 20, 2006. The job posting outlined two essential qualifications:

A university degree in computer science or its equivalent in similar education and training plus experience in supervision and budget management. Two weeks later, she was informed she had been screened out of the appointment process because she didn’t have acceptable experience in supervision, office and budget management.