Glenn Hodge,a former president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command says he was fired after he suspended 8 people for allegedly harassing a female staff member on multiple occasions.
The Legion hired an external human resources firm to investigate. Documents obtained reveal that the investigator found the allegations were proved.
Hodge ordered the eight members removed from their positions and suspended.But Legion headquarters, known as Dominion Command in Ottawa, overturned Hodge’s decision to suspend one of the members, First Vice President Valerie MacGregor, and promoted her to president of BC/Yukon Command — replacing Hodge.
Hodge says he was just trying to do the right thing.He added, “Lead by example, in my opinion.And if you don’t lead by example, the whole system breaks down.”
The matter is now under investigation by WorkSafe BC to determine if provincial regulations were breached.