Coverup leads to termination at University of Manitoba

Staffer tampered with data in attempt to conceal romantic affair
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/08/2015

A University of Manitoba employee was terminated after he tampered with confidential data in an effort to conceal his romantic affair.

A.B. was a senior technology transfer specialist working in the University of Manitoba Technology Transfer Office (TTO) when he was fired on Feb. 14, 2014. He was dismissed for insubordination following the destruction of employer data.

In October 2013, A.B. was called into a meeting with his director after his cell phone bill was flagged for excessive personal calls totalling more than 3,000 minutes. A.B. was warned it constituted an inappropriate use of the employer-owned technology and he promised not to use the phone for personal calls in the future.