No. The mandate of the Merit Commissioner is limited to a review of the processes used in dismissals for just cause. The Merit Commissioner can only review the process after a person has exhausted all methods of appeal. Examples of appeals include the courts and union grievances.
To be clear, our mandate is not to determine if a person was rightly or wrongly dismissed. It is to:
- Review the processes that led to the dismissal
- Determine if those processes were consistent with government practices, policies, and standards