Privacy commissioner employee given 10-day suspension for insubordinationSuspension upheld for employee who didn't co-operate with co-workers and superiors09/05/2012|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/05/2012 The office of the information and privacy commissioner of Canada (OIPC) had reasonable grounds to suspend an employee for 10 days after repeated insubordinate behaviour, a labour arbitrator has ruled.Lynne Chauvin was a paralegal in the legal services directorate for the OIPC. Initially hired for administrative work in 2007, she was considered a good employee and stuck to timelines. However, when she was appointed as a paralegal a few years after her hiring, the OIPC began having problems with her.In 2010, Chauvin was disciplined for not co-operating with her supervisor, for which she was suspended for one day. On another occasion, she served a five-day suspension for not allowing her colleagues in the office to access the records and documents information management system. She also submitted unfinished work and didn’t work well with co-workers on projects. Each time Chauvin was suspended, the OIPC gave her a letter warning that further misconduct could lead to more severe discipline, including termination of employment. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.