Worker can’t benefit from mysterious shift transfer

Nov 23, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

No contract violation occurred when the employer transferred the grievant back to his original shift.

Prison guard escapes firing for off-duty pot use

Nov 18, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

Where the agency’s words didn’t match its deeds, an arbitrator reduced an employee’s termination for off-duty drug use to a less severe penalty.

Medical examiner’s performance-based firing DOA

Sep 6, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A county’s decision to skip a step of the contractual progressive discipline procedure nullified an employee’s termination for poor performance.

‘Negligent’ aircraft mechanic’s termination doesn’t fly with arbitrator

Sep 2, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An airframe and power plant mechanic with 37 years’ service was discharged for negligence and misuse or unauthorized operation of a government vehicle during a widespread power outage at an air force base.

Driver’s ‘shy bladder’ defense doesn’t hold water

Jul 19, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An employee’s failure to provide a legitimate excuse for not complying with a drug test justified her termination.

‘Five finger discount’ incompatible with worker’s occupation

Jul 18, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

The nature of an employee’s off-duty criminal conduct justified her termination.

Company fails to recognize fired worker’s vision problems

Jul 11, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A medical condition, coupled with apparent management animus, persuaded an arbitrator that a long-term employee’s discharge for loafing lacked just cause.

Lack of witness testimony puts brakes on driver’s discipline

Jun 10, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A woman’s failure to testify at an arbitration hearing on her complaint meant a wheelchair van driver’s account of the incident went unchallenged – nullifying his discipline.

‘Innocent until proven guilty’ — not the other way around

Apr 22, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

Where a worker resigned solely to avoid being terminated, an arbitrator ruled that management’s due process lapse proved fatal to its charge that he was guilty of a firing offense.

Lesson learned for Lone Star lothario?

Mar 11, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An arbitrator ruled that given the nature of his infractions, coupled with the passage of time, a federal law enforcement officer’s lengthy suspension for years-old misconduct was excessive.

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