Termination Warranted for Breach of Code of Conduct, Harassment

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/04/2011

A patrol officer employed by a municipal housing corporation was fired in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed the guest of a tenant. The union grieved the termination, questioning the substance of the charges and the quality of the employer’s investigation into the events.

Employed by a municipal housing corporation since 2003, it was F.J.’s job to monitor and provide security services for a number of buildings owned by the municipality.

During the course of a conversation with a woman outside one of the buildings one evening in July 2006, F.J. learned that the woman was staying with a friend who lived in the building.