Banker says he was helping the bank by authorizing cheques to customers who didn’t have the money

|Canadian Employment Law Today

International Commercial Bank of Cathay (Canada) v. Chen, 2003 CarswellBC 2640 (B.C. S.C.)

In 1998, Ching-Lo (Randy) Chen was the general manager of a Vancouver branch of the International Commercial Bank of Cathay, earning more than $350,000 a year.

That year a new president and CEO joined the bank and wrote each branch a memo reminding them that cheques deposited to customers’ accounts needed to be held before giving the customer access to the money.