Employer constructively dismissed employee after workplace assaultMuslim owner discriminated against non-Muslim worker by trying to transfer her after attack by Muslim co-workerBy Jeffrey R. Smith02/17/2016|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016 An Alberta employer must pay 24 months’ wages and another $15,000 in damages to an employee who was transferred following an assault by a co-worker who shared the same religion as the owner, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.Aleksandra Andric was general manager of a hair salon in the West Edmonton Mall operated by Spasation. She was hired in 2000 as a receptionist and promoted to general manager in 2009. During her time with Spasation, Andric was considered a high performing employee who got along well with customers and had strong product sales.On March 8, 2010, Andric was talking on the telephone at the spa when a co-worker came up behind her, grabbed her hair and punched her in the face. Police were called and a stylist working at the time said she saw the co-worker on top of Andric punching her. The stylist also said the co-worker’s husband tried to attack Andric as well but was held back. After the altercation ended, the co-worker and her husband left the salon, yelling at Andric “this is not over, you don’t mess with Allah.” To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.