In a March 30, 2023, Consent Order, Jeremy Wollin, P.Eng., admitted that he demonstrated conduct unbecoming and acted contrary to the Code of Ethics of Engineers and Geoscientists BC by harassing a colleague.
Mr. Wollin’s registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC is suspended for a period of two months starting on June 30, 2023. Mr. Wollin’s suspension is stayed provided that he completes several conditions in accordance with the Consent Order.
In February 2022, Mr. Wollin engaged in and, in some instances, initiated “jokes” and “pranks” against a now former colleague, which in some cases reinforced false stereotypes related to sexual orientation. In the Consent Order, Mr. Wollin admitted that he violated personal boundaries and defaced personal property. Mr. Wollin also admitted to using rude or vulgar language and engaging in behaviour that was emotionally harmful.
In the Consent Order, Mr. Wollin agreed that he demonstrated conduct unbecoming, which is defined in section 1 of the Professional Governance Act as conduct of a registrant that brings the regulatory body or its registrants into disrepute.
Mr. Wollin also admitted that his conduct was contrary to the Code of Ethics of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, which requires that registrants act at all times with fairness, courtesy, and good faith towards all persons whom the registrant has professional dealings, and in accordance with public interest.
As outlined in the Consent Order, Mr. Wollin’s registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC is suspended for a period of 2 months effective June 30, 2023. Mr. Wollin’s suspension is stayed provided that by June 30, 2023, Mr. Wollin provides evidence of the successful completion of several requirements in accordance with the Consent Order, including workplace sensitivity training and educational courses relating to diversity and inclusion.
Mr. Wollin agreed to pay $1,750 toward the legal costs of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
The full text of the Consent Order can be found in the Discipline Notices section of our website, at egbc.ca/discipline-notices.
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