An arbitrator has ordered the reinstatement of a Kamloops, B.C., gym teacher who was fired after making unwanted sexual advances on a former student.

Brett Wasylik was suspended for five days for hugging a 17-year-old restaurant hostess and kissing her on the neck after walking her out to her car in November 2016.

The Kamloops-Thompson School District then fired him in August of last year after it said he had been dishonest about the process.

The Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association field a grievance and an arbitrator ruled Wasylik had been punished twice for the same offence.