During July 2005, Montréal Gateway Terminals (« MGT ») established a policy requiring mandatory use of safety helmets for truck drivers having access to the terminals it operates in the Port of Montreal. Three truck drivers of the Sikh faith, working for private companies, asked to be exempted from the application of this policy on the grounds that their religious beliefs didn’t allow them to wear a safety helmet over their turban.
On October 12, 2016, the Court of Appeal rendered a highly-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the legislative scheme relating to the maintenance of pay equity implemented by the Act to Amend the Pay Equity Act (2009).
The Company filed two employer grievances, claiming reimbursement from the Union of expert costs it was forced to assume for two (2) employees, after they both failed to attend a scheduled medical assessment. The first employee arrived late at her scheduled appointment. The second employee notified the Employer on the same day that he would be absent, stating solely that he was unable to attend as he had not received his salary insurance benefits.