Employer liable for harassment

Nova Scotia bartender awarded more than $10,000 after being sexually harassed by co-worker, board also ordered employer to develop and implement a sexual harassment policy
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A former part-time bartender was awarded more than $10,000 in lost wages and damages from her employer after she was sexually harassed by a co-worker.

Jan Slaunwhite, 26, was a part-time bartender at the Bay Landing Dining Room and Lounge in Prospect Bay, N.S. She worked Wednesday nights, every second Friday night, and by herself all day Sunday, averaging between 18 and 30 hours every two weeks.

She also visited as a customer two or three times per week. Tommy Duggan was a fellow bartender at the lounge. Slaunwhite, in testimony before a board of inquiry appointed under the Nova Scotia