Nurse’s lack of remorse and seriousness of conduct made firing appropriate discipline: board

Male nurse denied any wrongdoing but was fired for lack of remorse and not acknowledging inappropriate conduct
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A health care worker’s termination for sexually harassing four co-workers was justified, the British Columbia Arbitration Board has ruled.

Vlado Balaban was a registered nurse at Yaletown House, a seniors care facility in Vancouver. Yaletown House has a policy on personal harassment which states any allegation of harassment will be investigated and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

In the fall of 2005, three female Yaletown House employees complained Balaban had harassed them on nine different occasions since December 2004. The incidents included sexual touching, kissing and inappropriate comments. When Yaletown House investigated the complaints, a fourth employee also accused Balaban of harassing her.