Good broker, terrible decision

RBC justified in firing top broker who brought prostitute back to Calgary office after hours
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An Alberta judge has thrown out a wrongful dismissal claim by a broker who brought a prostitute back to his office after hours and then left her on the premises alone, with access to confidential client and company information, following a dispute over money.

Jim Whitehouse worked for RBC Dominion Securities in Calgary. He was very successful, ranking in the top 200 nationally among RBC’s 1,500 investment advisors. In his last year with the company, he earned more than $450,000 in commission.

But all that came to an abrupt end. On Jan. 20, 2004, Whitehouse had been drinking heavily. He went looking for a prostitute and met a woman named Cassandra. At his suggestion, they took a taxi to his office in the Canada Trust tower downtown, arriving just before 10:30 p.m.