Terminated Probationary Employee Loses Her Long Running Reprisal Case

You can’t fault the persistence of the probationary government employee who wasn’t offered a heavy equipment operator job back in Feb. 2015. She filed an internal complaint claiming the rejection was a reprisal for raising safety concerns. When that didn’t work, she filed a sex discrimination claim. When the Human Rights Commission tossed the case, she went to court. When the court nixed the complaint as baseless and vexatious and ordered her to pay the government $9K in legal costs, she appealed to the Yukon Court of Appeal. And, now, in what should be the final chapter of the saga, the high court has upheld the lower court’s ruling [Wood v. Yukon (Occupational Health and Safety Branch),