TTC fare collector reinstated despite drug arrest

Employer offered temporary placement pending drug charges but drug test requirement not related to original reason for dismissal
By John DuJay
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 08/16/2017

When he took home a fare box containing almost $40,000 in cash and fares, a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employee was terminated after police confiscated the box.

On July 28, 2014, Tyson Hu — who had worked as a station collector since 2011 — finished his shift at Lawrence station and went home with the fare box. He should have left it locked up at the station instead of transporting the fares and cash, according to the collective agreement.

Collectors are required to lock cash and fare media on TTC property. If the collectors are working at a different station for their next shift, they are supposed to transport it the next shift day and be paid for the travel time while carrying the fare box.