Store manager who tried to fleece employee over lambskin jackets ends up out in the cold

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Alvi v. YM Inc., 2003 CarswellOnt 3386 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Moezzam Saeed Alvi was a district manager responsible for a number of Stitches outlets (owned by YM Inc.) In addition to his fixed salary of $30,000 a year, he was entitled to a monthly bonus as long as inventory shrinkage was kept under one per cent of cost. When two lambskin jackets went missing from the Windsor, Ont., store under his management, he was concerned.

He suspected the store’s assistant manager, Tina, and told her she would have to pay for the missing coats, worth more than $200 each. This would ensure that the coats would not be missing from the inventory count and therefore wouldn’t impact his bonus.