Ontario court orders reinstatement of fired nurse

An Ontario arbitrator ordered the reinstatement of Sue McIntyre, the nurse who was unjustly dismissed by her employer, the North Bay Regional Health Center. The decision comes two years after the disciplinary action.

CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions sent out a news release on Wednesday.

In February 2016, Sue McIntyre was fired after she spoke about workplace violence at a nursing conference in Kingston.

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions says Wednesday that referee Bram Herlich has ruled that Sue McIntyre has never intended to undertake a media campaign to defame the institution’s reputation.

He ordered her reinstatement immediately.

The President and CEO of the North Bay Regional Health Centre, Paul Heinrick responded with an emailed statement.

“As the decision set forth in the Sue McIntyre arbitration was received last evening, the North Bay Regional Health Centre is carefully analyzing the ruling with our legal and human resource teams to determine opportunities and next steps.”

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