by Brian Smeenk
TFI Transport (doing business as Canadian Freightways) had a bit of a theft problem in its Calgary terminal in 2005 and 2006. The company was losing television sets and generators. It conducted an investigation and was able to prove that one of its employees, Wayne Spence, had either stolen or was knowingly in possession of a number of the TVs and at least one generator.
The company tried to get an explanation from Spence, without success. But rather than just fire the culprit (and why they didn’t was never explained), they filed a claim for damages against him. The company filed a grievance against the employee and presented it to his union. TFI Transport 7 LP, Transforce Administration Inc. vs. Wayne Bruce Spence (Arbitrator D. Tettensor), April 25, 2008.