Cell phone store didn’t have cause to fire manager for touching

Employment terminated after female employee complained manager had placed his hands on her shoulder in an inappropriate manner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A manager in Alberta, who was fired after inappropriately touching female employees, was awarded five months’ notice plus additional damages for the way his employer handled the termination.

Shawn Dupuis joined Edmonton Cellular Sales Ltd. in 1999. He rose through the ranks and eventually became the manager of two stores. In July 2004 he was told his employment had been terminated because a female employee had complained Dupuis had placed his hands on her shoulder in an inappropriate manner.

The company had investigated, and other staff members had said they had also been touched, Dupuis was told. He was handed a box containing his belongings and escorted outside.