Worker fired after co-worker’s abuse gets $13,000 in damages

Employer thought it was solving workplace problems by terminating worker, but didn’t investigate the root of the problems — workplace abuse and harassment

An Alberta agricultural co-op must pay a former short-term worker $13,000 in damages after it fired her without properly investigating problems in the workplace caused by a co-worker’s abusive behaviour towards her, an adjudicator has ruled.

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