A former Canadian Pacific Railway conductor is disputing the company’s decision to fire her over racy photos she shared on social media.
The photos cited by the company show Stephanie Katelnikoff in various revealing and sexually suggestive poses. Some show her posing on railway tracks.
Katelnikoff argues photos she posts to social media during her off-duty time shouldn’t affect employability, and the company doesn’t have any code of conduct rules on social media activity.
She was initially fired after a train she was operating derailed in Banff National Park in 2014. But the company hired Katelnikoff back after an investigation found she wasn’t at fault.
She says while the CP cited her photos as the reason for her dismissal, she suspects she’s also being punished for comments she’s made online criticizing the way the company dealt with the 2014 derailment.
What do you think? Should someone in Katelnikoff’s position be fired for posting racy photos online? Tell us why, or why not.