Husband of workplace sex assault victim angry no managers have been fired

A woman, who cannot be identified, has won an arbitration against the City of Calgary for a...

A woman, who cannot be identified, has won an arbitration against the City of Calgary for a workplace assault. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

Dave Dormer, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:58 AM ET

CALGARY -- The husband of a city employee sexually assaulted by a co-worker says he is outraged no senior managers have been fired for what an adjudicator described as a bungled handling of the case.

"Why is it they are still on the job?" he asked Tuesday.

"Why are they still being paid with taxpayer money when they failed the victim so much?"

A female city employee -- who cannot be identified -- was awarded $805,000 by an arbitrator in December 2013 after she was repeatedly sexually assaulted while at work by Terry Mutton, then a senior foreman in the roads department, in November and December 2010.

The woman eventually hid a camera at her workstation and recorded Mutton fondling her, and that evidence was taken to senior managers, whose response was slammed by the adjudicator and blamed in part for the trauma that has left the victim unable to work.

The ruling, first revealed by QMI Agency, chastised Mike Wierzbicki, who was then the manager of Dist. 6 in the roads division, and Mutton's boss Dean Bell, who was then the manager of the roads division and Wierzbicki's boss.

Ryan Jestin, the city's director of roads, was also singled out for criticism by the adjudicator.

The ruling described the incident as a systematic failure by senior managers to properly protect the victim after she reported the abuse.

"They should pay the price for what they did, that's not putting closure on this," her husband said.


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