McMaster clinical faculty members sue university over pension plan

June 25, 2010

McMaster University is facing a $31-million class-action lawsuit launched by its clinical faculty members, who claim the institution has committed a number of improprieties and breaches of trust over the last 37 years related to pension plan contributions. The allegations, which have not yet been proven in court, are contained in a statement of claim filed in April 2007. The suit seeks $30 million in restitution and $1 million in punitive damages against McMaster. While the university has not filed a statement of defence in the case, a McMaster spokesperson indicated that negotiations are taking place between the university and the clinical faculty members. Hamilton Spectator