Former MCFT instructor appeals lawsuit decision


Former Maritime College of Forest Technology instructor Rod Cumberland is appealing a New Brunswick judge’s recent decision on a case related to his termination from the institution. In May, Chief Justice Tracey DeWare ruled that Cumberland was dismissed from MCFT in 2019 due to his teaching styles, not because of his views on glyphosate as he alleged, but that the college failed to give Cumberland adequate warning regarding his behaviour. DeWare ruled that Cumberland was thereby entitled to seven months’ pay and benefits. Cumberland is now seeking “moral, aggravated and punitive damages and 12 months’ pay” in a formal appeal of the judge’s decision. No date had been set for the appeal.

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