Suspension during investigation wasn’t disciplinary: Court

Court says employer hadn't concluded investigation so suspension was not the end result
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The federal court has ruled a British Columbia correctional officer’s suspension was incorrectly classified as disciplinary and his appeal has been upheld.

Balkar Singh Basra worked at the Matsqui Institution, a medium security facility in British Columbia. In the spring of 2006, Basra met someone through a chat line and the second time they met, he gave her drinks which made her pass out. She awoke in his bed the next morning missing her clothes, unable to remember what happened.

When questioned by police, Basra initially gave them a false name and denied knowing the woman. A DNA test later revealed he had been with her and he was charged with sexual assault.