ON court reduces suspensions in McMaster harassment case

October 5, 2016

An Ontario appeal court has ruled to reduce the suspensions handed down by a tribunal at McMaster University following a harassment investigation, and has ordered the institution to compensate the faculty members. “What the courts are saying is that tribunals will be held to certain standards,” said CAUT Executive director David Robinson. While the Superior Court reportedly upheld the right of McMaster’s tribunal to take action to address concerns, the court reportedly felt that the long suspensions appeared to be unprecedented, reducing the three-year suspension to one year and the one-year suspension to one term. The Globe and Mail reports that McMaster has said that it is establishing a process to determine fair compensation for the professors. Globe and Mail