Sunday shopping conflict

Year Published:  1990  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX4100

Abstract:  A labour arbitrator has ruled that Steinberg Inc. was wrong to discipline two Ottawa employees who opposed the company's stand in favour of Sunday shopping. Despite warnings from their supervisor, the two continued to wear buttons that read "Say No to Sunday shopping," and were eventually suspended. The ruling against Steinberg Inc. is an important affirmation of a worker's right to freedom of expression because it shows "an employer does not have total control over an employee's behaviour in the workplace," said labour lawyer Harold Caley, who represented the two workers involved in the arbitration.
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