Top court awards trainee $100K for assault by trainer

Manager sued her for defamation, GM for firing him
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the summary dismissal of an employee accused of raping an attendee at his training seminar.

As well, the court has ordered the former employee to pay the complainant $100,000 in damages.

Wayne Strong was plant manager at General Motors’ trim plant in Windsor, Ont. In 1992, he ran a training session in Scarborough for other GM workers. One of the attendees was a woman identified in the court judgment as M.M.P., an employee at GM’s head office in Oshawa.