Man fired for dishonesty after lying about wife’s duties for competitor

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Liu v. Tri-Star Seafood Supply Ltd., 2004 CarswellBC 1604 (B.C. S.C.)

Chung Sum Liu started as a junior shipping clerk when he joined Tri-Star Seafood Supply in 1994. He was later promoted and for almost six years, until September 2003, was an executive assistant to the vice-president of operations.

Liu’s wife also worked for Tri-Star but she left the company and eventually moved to another company which also did business in the seafood supply industry. The seafood supply industry is very competitive and seafood companies try to keep the identity of suppliers confidential for as long as possible.