Leduc v. Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
166-34-30431 (2001 PSSRB 102)
- Before: J.-P. Tessier
- Appearances: V. Charette, for the Grievor; K. Chemsi, for the Employer
- Decision Rendered: 2001-10-09
An application for judicial review before the Federal Court has been dismissed (Court file: 2003-FCT-506).
Travel Directive – Use of private vehicle – Travel expenses – Parking expenses – Assignment location different from place of work – Concept of itinerant employee – Walking zone – Auditing Group – the grievor was an auditor – the grievor very rarely worked at his place of work because he was an itinerant employee who performed his audits at taxpayers' locations – the grievor had one main client whose place of business was located less than one kilometre from the grievor's workplace and within a "walking zone" established by the employer – at the start of each fiscal year, the grievor received an annual travel authority – the employer ultimately abolished the walking zone – the employer then reimbursed the grievor for an initial series of claims for bus tickets – the employer however refused to pay a second series of claims for expenses related to the use of a private vehicle and parking, which had not be specifically pre-authorized – the grievor argued that his annual travel authority authorized him to use his private vehicle to report to clients' places of business, where he conducted audits – the employer responded that it had the authority to determine the mode of transportation that the grievor could use – the adjudicator found that the annual travel authority did not permit the grievor to use his private vehicle to report to the taxpayers' places of business where he conducted audits.