Alberta worker fired after exaggerated and bad-faith bullying complaint

Investigation revealed worker’s account of events contradicted other witnesses
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/21/2018
Care Home
The Dickinsfield Centre is one of the care homes run by Capital Care Group in Edmonton. Google Street View

The dismissal of an Alberta worker for making bad-faith and false allegations of harassment and bullying has been upheld by an arbitration board.

The worker was a pharmacy technician at Capital Care Group, an Edmonton-based public continuing care organization. The worker was hired on a casual basis in March 2005 and promoted to a full-time position in February 2006.

She worked in Capital Care’s central pharmacy filling pharmaceutical orders for the company’s entire operations and had no discipline on her record.