Car Maintenance: Paying for it

A long-term car maintenance technician who worked for the Burlington, Ont.-based car maintenance company has lost her job.

Car Maintenance Technician Michelle MacNeil has been laid off from her position as a technician for Burlington, after she filed a complaint against her former employer for her treatment of workers, the CBC News Service reported.

The former employee was allegedly paid less than minimum wage for her work.

“We’re going to look into that,” said Lisa Trelos, a spokesperson for Burlington Public Health.

The CBC reported that the woman, who worked from March to August, alleges that she was fired in March because of “a misunderstanding about a payment discrepancy between her and her employer.”

She alleged that her termination was for a variety of reasons including poor performance and lack of communication.

She claimed that she worked 40 hours per week.

MacNeil had worked at Burlington Public Healthcare for five years and had a salary of $56,000, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The company’s website says she “has a background in the health care industry and has extensive experience as a car maintenance and repair technician.”

She was hired in May 2017 and was promoted to supervisor in November, according the website.

According to her Facebook profile, she is “very passionate about improving the quality of life for our patients and our staff.”

The Burlington Free Press reported that “the Burlington Public Service has not responded to CBC News’ requests for comment about the termination.”

CBC News has reached out to the Burlington Public Department for comment and will update this story when we have more information.