Parks supervisor schooled on sexual harassment

Inappropriate comments and texts to summer students enough to get demoted but not fired
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/01/2010

The firing of an Ontario city parks worker over his sexual harassment of summer students has been overturned by an arbitrator, but he won’t be allowed to go back to his old job.

Sean Pastoor worked in the parks department of the City of Woodstock, Ont., for 20 years with no disciplinary problems. For the last 10 of those years, Pastoor was responsible for supervising students who worked in the department over the summer.