Should 'fake' veteran be fired?

Employer suspends Franck Gervais after Rememberance Day appearance
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014

The country had already been rocked by the shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, so when word got out that a “veteran” interviewed on TV during a Remembrance Day ceremony was not who he seemed, public disgust spread quickly. Franck Gervais appeared on camera in a military uniform, alongside his wife, talking to the CBC. Four days later, he was charged with impersonating a decorated soldier. 


His employer, Potvin Construction in Rockland, Ont., then announced it had suspended the 12-year employee with pay until further developments: “It has been quite a shock for the company and Potvin Construction does not endorse the type of alleged behaviour Mr. Gervais has been accused of.”