B.C. worker fired after encounter with prostitute during shift (Legal view)Lying about actions led to dismissal of long-time employeeBy Jeffrey R. Smith01/16/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/13/2012 Associating with a prostitute while in a company car was not enough to get a British Columbia natural gas worker fired — but lying about it was, the B.C. Arbitration Board has ruled.Rob Beere was a customer service technician at FortisBC, the B.C. branch of Fortis Energy, a St. John’s, N.L.-based electrical utility and natural gas distribution company. Beere worked alone with a company vehicle, looking after construction and maintenance in the Langley, B.C., area. He worked for the company for 21 years with positive job evaluations and no record of discipline. 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.