Employee files civil lawsuit against Kwantlen

July 29, 2013

An ex-employee of Kwantlen Polytechnic University has filed a civil claim with the BC Supreme Court alleging wrongful dismissal and harassment. The employee claims that for 2 years under ex-president John McKendry she and other employees were subjected to “erratic, violent, intimidating and harassing” behaviour. The court claim notes several instances of attempts to alleviate the situation, including the involvement of board chair Gordon Schoberg, who told The Province he “was satisfied Kuzyk’s allegations were properly investigated and dealt with.” McKendry told The Province that he was no longer president when the employee was fired, and was unable to comment further on a legal matter. The Province