Vancouver real estate agent says she was told she was too good for real estate agency
A Vancouver realtor says she had to tell a real estate company she was leaving to avoid being fired.
The real estate broker says she spoke to the company’s chief operating officer, but was told that she wasn’t good enough for their client.
“They said, ‘Well, we don’t want you,'” she said.
She’s now suing the real estate industry for her wrongful termination, and is asking for $10 million in damages.
Vancouver realtor Amanda Jostle is suing Vancouver realtors association over her dismissal.
Jostle worked as a realtor for Real Estate Agent BC, and says the realtor’s association had an incentive to fire her after she complained about the lack of interest in the agency’s listings.
She says the association told her she would not be allowed to reapply for her job unless she paid a $150 application fee.
Josie Smith, a lawyer with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, says that is not true.
“The realtor association has a fiduciary duty to protect the interests of its members,” she said in an email.
“It is clear that the association’s interests were not represented by this letter.”
The association says in a statement that it will respond to the complaint and that Jostel was not told that her termination was the result of her complaints.
The agency says it does not comment on personnel matters.
In a statement to CBC News, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says: “We are committed to providing a safe and courteous environment for our members.
We have an established process for handling grievances, and are taking this complaint very seriously.
The board’s policies and procedures are designed to provide the best possible service for our clients and employees.”
The Real Estate Association of B.C. says it can’t comment on specific complaints.