In Cho v. Café La Foret Ltd., 2022 BCSC 1560, Justice Shergill had a situation where a 60 year old Head Baker in a Korean bakery was found to have inappropriately touched a 20 year old subordinate on the shoulder, arm and buttocks.
More and more employees are secretly recording workplace conversations. Although it is not a crime to secretly record a workplace conversation if you are a party to it, one judge recently concluded it is just cause for termination. This blog post discusses this case.
Can an employer rely on information they acquire after termination to allege that there was just cause for dismissal? Yes. Can an employer dismiss an employee for cause because they secretly recorded interactions at work? Yes.