Paramedic let go for meeting with young patients

Off-duty meeting with teenage girls involving beer and cigarettes was a serious breach of trust justifying dismissal: Arbitrator
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/01/2013

An Ontario arbitrator has upheld the termination of a paramedic who met with and provided beer to two underage girls while off-duty.

Bobby Sankar, 41, was a paramedic with the City of Toronto for 10 years. He was considered a good employee with a discipline-free record and achieved additional qualifications beyond that of a basic paramedic.