Charging employees for damage? Just don't (Legal View)Worker was constructively dismissed by being put on the hook for equipment damage: CourtBy Jeffrey Smith06/15/2015|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015 A British Columbia worker was constructively dismissed when his employer notified him, following a few incidents of equipment damage, it would be charging him for the cost of any additional damage, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled.Ralph Rothberger was a heavy equipment operator for Concord Excavating and Contracting in Surrey, B.C., hired in 2001. He primarily worked as an excavator operator and worked seasonally, from early spring to late fall. 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.