Insufficient Evidence to Support Termination of Alleged Harasser

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

Fired following allegations that he had been harassing an Educational Assistant in the wake of their failed workplace romance, an elementary school teacher grieved his termination.

Hired by a regional school board in 1991, J.D. (John Doe) met E.A. — an Educational Assistant — in 2003. In 2004 E.A. was assigned to work in J.D.’s classroom. In 2005 they began a romantic relationship, though both were involved in separate, committed relationships.

Following her decision to end the relationship in June 2006, E.A. alleged that J.D. was responsible for a number of harassing and intimidating acts.