Harassment allegation dismissed against Sask. labour leader
SFL president Larry Hubich did not harass employee, report finds
An independent investigation has dismissed an allegation of workplace harassment involving Larry Hubich, the president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
The investigator, Hill Advisory Services, looked into allegations from a staff member who said she had been harassed by Hubich.
Hubich always denied the allegation and on Friday, the SFL said Hill's investigation found there was no breach of the SFL's harassment policy or the collective bargaining agreement of the complainant.
The labour group is not making the report public.
The SFL said the investigation was done for a sub-committee of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, consisting of Bob Bymoen, Barb Cape and Rosalee Longmoore.
The employee, Cara Banks, said Friday that she was "shocked" that the SFL had issued a news release concerning the investigation, adding she had asked the organization "to respect my confidentiality".
"Unfortunately, I have come to expect this kind of treatment from [the] SFL since I first raised my concerns," Banks added in an email sent to CBC News.
She said she has requested mediation with the SFL, in an effort to move on.