Federal Court Overturns Classification Decision for a Second Time

In a recent court decision, the Federal Court overturned the decision of the Canada Border Service Agency to reject the classification grievances of over 45 management employees. The Court found that CBSA’s decision was unreasonable because it failed to consider portions of the employees’ job description which strongly supported their request for an upward reclassification. Furthermore, the Court found that CBSA had not explained its reasons for reaching a decision that appeared contrary to the evidence.

This is the second time these employees have been successful in overturning CBSA’s decision to reject their grievances. The previous decision of the Federal Court was rendered on July 24, 2014.

The employees were represented in both cases by Andrew Raven and Morgan Rowe of Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP.