District manager demoted after affair with company owner endsOwner claimed employee wasn’t doing her job well and requested a change, but evidence showed employee wanted to stay in her positionBy Jeffrey R. Smith11/12/2014|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/12/2014 A British Columbia employer wrongfully dismissed an employee who rejected a demotion following personal issues between the employee and the owner, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled. Faranak Shirbigi, 40, was hired as an assistant manager by JM Food Services, a franchisor of FreshSlice pizza shops in B.C., in 2009. She quickly moved up to the position of manager and, in January 2010, she was awarded a corporate position of district manager with responsibility for 16 FreshSlice stores throughout the B.C. lower mainland region. 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.