Bullying employee fired for texting co-worker

Told not to text co-workers, employee texted a co-worker who complained about her
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/16/2011

This instalment of You Make the Call features an employee who was fired for bullying co-workers with text messages.

Phung Ho was a server and room service attendant for the Century Plaza hotel in Vancouver. She had worked for Century Plaza since June 2006 and had no problems at work until a new food and beverage manager joined the hotel.

Between June and August 2010, Ho was suspended from work twice and given a warning for being late or absent from work. Each of the suspensions was for one week and after the second one, Ho complained to Century Plaza’s owner about the manager. This led to a meeting on Aug. 25, 2010, between Ho, the owner and Century Plaza’s financial controller.