No, this is in the union contract.
Disciplinary action shall be taken upon employee within three (3)working days of the date of the alleged violation, or the date the violation came to CPC's attention.
There is no company policy for Suspended pending Investigation, this something new they have started doing.
Okay thanks. This might help. An employee (truck driver) was fired for have three minor accidents in one year. He was first put on a Suspension pending Investigation for five days with no pay, then fired after that. this was six days after the accident.
Company doesn't have a policy for such action and none of the employees have signed anything for such action.
In our union contract is states: Disciplinary action shall be taken upon employee within three (3)working days of the date of the alleged violation, or the date the violation came to CPC's attention.
I believe the company is in the wrong for firing the employee. I am the shop steward for the drivers and loaders.
Can you be place on a Suspended pending Investigation, if the company doesn't have a policy for such action and none of the employees have signed anything for such action???
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