Ontario Lottery Kelly McDougald Settles Case
12/26/09 – It's taken two years and a heap of litigation for wrongful dismissal, but the former CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Kelly McDougald, has obtained satisfaction from her former employers, settling for Cdn$ 747 925 just in time for Christmas.
A furore over questionable expenses claims by OLG officials triggered McDougald's dismissal from her Cdn$ 400 000 a year job without severance pay, reports Canada.com. She launched a Cdn$ 8 million legal action, claiming she had been fired because she had refused to dismiss senior colleagues.
McDougald's settlement was achieved out of court following the involvement of a facilitator who is a retired judge, and the agreement includes a provision whereby Mcdougald withdraws all legal claims against the OLG and the provincial government.