One day is enough for harassed worker

Boss’ behaviour made employee feel uncomfortable even before first day at work
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/24/2010

An overly friendly British Columbia businessman sexually harassed a new employee who only worked for one day at his office, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

Ara Manufacturing Company, a paper company in Vancouver, was owned by Esmaeil Marzara, 58. Ara was a small company located in an open-concept office area where Ara’s son was part of the staff.