The New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench recently considered if and when a workplace romance could lead to just cause for dismissal.
The employee was a regional manager for New Brunswick and had been employed by the employer since at least 2002. He was dismissed in May 2017 when the employer became aware that the employee was involved in a sexual relationship with another employee whom he supervised and had failed to report the relationship, as required by policy.
Prior to the dismissal, the employer conducted an investigation which confirmed the existence of the relationship. But it also . . . [more]