Tribunal awards woman $6.5K for sexual harassment
B.C.'s Human Rights Tribunal has awarded $6,500 to a former cellphone saleswoman, ruling that she was sexually harassed by her boss.
Anna-Leigh Tyler filed a complaint against her supervisor Ralph Robnik after working for Mobility World Wireless Specialists at its Williams Lake store.
Tyler testified that in different instances Robnik invited her back to his hotel room, touched her leg and pulled her toward him by the waist.
Robnik denied wrongdoing but tribunal member Barbara Humphreys called his testimony contradictory.
Humphreys said Robnik denied ever showing Tyler his hotel room key at one point, but later claimed he did so only as a joke.
The tribunal ordered Robnik and Mobility World Wireless to pay Tyler the money for injury to her dignity, feelings and self-respect.