How Ottawa bungled a termination

Federal government didn’t properly handle termination of VIA Rail chair following his inappropriate comments about Olympic gold medalist
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Human resource practitioners can take some solace in the fact even the upper levels of the federal government don’t always know how to properly handle a termination.

Former VIA Rail chair Jean Pelletier was fired in March 2004 after making inappropriate comments about Olympic gold medalist Myriam Bedard, a former VIA worker who resigned and then blew the whistle on what she considered wrongdoing at VIA related to the sponsorship scandal that dogged the former Liberal government.

Pelletier told