The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Stathi Rallis and Kalamata Greek Taverna were liable for sexual harassment of Jocelyn Fougere.
In a preliminary decision, the Tribunal found Stathi Rallis in contempt of the Tribunal and barred him from further participation in the proceedings. This occurred after Mr. Rallis accused the Tribunal of being "corrupt" on several occasions, threatened to have the Tribunal Chair fired, and on the second day of the proceedings apparently interfered with the Tribunal's property and procedures by removing a tape from the machine being used to record the hearing.
Ms. Pow, who was the owner of the Kalamata Greek Taverna and Mr. Rallis's wife, participated in the hearing to represent the interests of the corporate respondent.
The Tribunal accepted Ms. Fougere's evidence that she was hired by Kalamata Greek Taverna to work as a "bus person" when she was 17 years old. She was hired by Mr. Rallis, who knew her age. She began...