Former YukonU VP sues over alleged wrongful dismissal


Former Yukon University VP Dr Janet Welch is suing the university over an alleged wrongful dismissal. CBC reports that Welch was let go from the university in March 2022 and claims that YukonU fired her without cause. Welch asserts that she is thereby owed a year’s pay and added that the nature of her dismissal damaged her professional reputation. A statement of defence from YukonU maintains that Welch refused to perform duties within her job description, violated the university’s record management policies, and breached the school’s procurement rules. CBC reports that neither the allegations from Welch nor YukonU have been proven in court.