B.C. manager fired for sexual relationship with subordinate

Manager lied about relationship to superiors; work environment like ‘elementary school’
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A store manager in British Columbia was fired after having sexual relationships with subordinates and lying about it when confronted by management, a decision upheld by the B.C. Supreme Court.

Michael Carroll was the branch manager at an Emco outlet in Abbotsford, B.C. Emco is in the business of selling plumbing and heating parts and supplies. Seven workers at the store reported directly to him. In 2005, he earned a base salary of $48,000 and received a bonus of $30,000.

Carroll was a valued employee. When he took over as branch manager in 1999, the store was operating at a loss. In 2004 it had a profit of $200,000.