Alberta employee out of touch with co-worker

Controversy over candy wrapper, pocket and 'creeped out' feelings gets worker fired
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This instalment of You Make the Call looks at an employee who was fired after a co-worker complained he touched her inappropriately.

John Hakwik worked for the Alberta Department of Human Resources and Employment in Edmonton. He had been with the government for 16 years, with one incident of discipline in August 2005 when he contacted a federal employee to discuss the review of a complaint when he had been told by his supervisor not to.

Hakwik had also received a non-disciplinary warning in August 2005 for calling a female client several times and discussing his personal life with her. The client called the office and complained.