Young waitress sexually harassed and intimidated by bossRestaurant owner fired 20-year-old for rejecting his advances, then harassed her at her new place of workBy Jeffrey R. Smith06/04/2007|Canadian Employment Law Today A former waitress at a Vancouver restaurant has been awarded nearly $12,000 after her boss sexually harassed her and then further harassed her after she quit and filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Mary Clarke, 20, worked at Frenchies Montreal Smoked Meats Ltd. in the summer of 2005. She was a shy person and her mother described her as having “an undiagnosed social anxiety condition.” She applied for a job at a new Frenchies location in late June 2005. During the initial interview, the restaurant’s owner, Michel Blais, 57, commented on what a pretty girl she was and asked her if she had a boyfriend. He also told Clarke she was “making him horny.” Though Clarke claimed this embarrassed her, her didn’t respond to Blais’ behaviour because of her shyness. Clarke returned to the restaurant for a second interview. She characterized the interview as more of a 30 to 45 minute “personal conversation,” in which Blais discussed her boyfriend and told her she should break up with him because she was a “goodie good virgin.” She noted Blais referred to his waitresses as “his girls.” She testified she said very little, except that her boyfriend was a “really nice guy.” After the interview, Clarke didn’t tell her mother what had been said but she seemed not as open as she usually was to her. 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.