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Delete please

Delete please
Last edited by evolutionX on Jul 2nd, 2018 12:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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If this is a "friend" and not you, then you have absolutely no way of knowing what actually happened and if it was extremely minor or not. What is with all the questions for "friends" having trouble at jobs lately lol? I've seen a few threads for "friends" in recent days.
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Is your “friend” suspended with pay, or without? Has he talked to an employment lawyer?

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Since this 'friend' works for a subcontractor, the relationship and conditions for employment are generally spelled out in the contract between the crown corp and the subcontractor. Without knowing the details of the contract, it's hard to know what is applicable as a 'minor' incident. We also don't know if there was any previous 'unrelated' employment disciplinary action.
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Wait... was your friend a union member or not?

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I’ll chime in AFTER OP admits s/he is the “friend”.
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Define 'minor'
Actions speak louder than words
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People don't get suspended for no reason.

Find a new job.
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Your post is very confusing . Usually a third party does not suspend anyone . When you get suspended you are told why . Usually within a week you should have meet with management with allegations . Is your friend being paid ? There are to many facts missing to help you .
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As mentioned by others, your description is very cryptic - if you want people to provide useful advice, make sure they have all the information.

In any case, if your friend is in the union, bring it up with the union. If he has a standing, the union will definitely back him and take care of it. If your friend is just a contractor (which it sounds like he is), then I believe there's absolutely nothing he can do. I believe that in Ontario, either party can terminate contract at any time with no notice.
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Think of the Childre…
Yeah, usually the union will defend you.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
[OP]
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@Chickinvic He's a coworker and I was in the area when this took place.

@CNeufeld The employer has made no mention of it being a paid leave, but one union rep vaguely promised that he will be reimbursed for the time off. He is a part of the union and hasn't spoken with an employment lawyer yet.

@VESTEGAARD Basically, the particular position he was working at the time requires him to be "continuously busy" and interacting with customers. He was idle for no more than 30-45 seconds when he was pulled aside and taken off that particular position and sent to a different position for the rest of his shift. At the end of the shift he was informed of the suspension.

@pfbmgd Please see above.
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evolutionX wrote:
May 28th, 2018 9:31 am
@Chickinvic He's a coworker and I was in the area when this took place.

@CNeufeld The employer has made no mention of it being a paid leave, but one union rep vaguely promised that he will be reimbursed for the time off. He is a part of the union and hasn't spoken with an employment lawyer yet.

@VESTEGAARD Basically, the particular position he was working at the time requires him to be "continuously busy" and interacting with customers. He was idle for no more than 30-45 seconds when he was pulled aside and taken off that particular position and sent to a different position for the rest of his shift. At the end of the shift he was informed of the suspension.

@pfbmgd Please see above.
If this person is not you, then you can't know the full history. I would stay out of it.
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Without telling us what is that MINOR THING all about. We can not help either.

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