Mail carrier pushes schedule envelope

Carrier left mail behind but denied awareness of policy forbidding it
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/23/2009

This instalment of You Make the Call features a mail carrier who was fired for failing to deliver all of his mail on time.

Paul Linklater was a Canada Post mail carrier in North Vancouver for 28 years. Canada Post had a policy that stipulated employees would face discipline “up to and including discharge” for delayed delivery of mail. It informed its employees of this policy through regular meetings and notices, including one that stated the penalty was a five-day suspension that could include dismissal and a second offence within 12 months would “normally result in dismissal.”