London, Ont., hospital CEO fired for U.S. travel files $2.5M lawsuit, claims wrongful dismissal | CBC News

London, Ont., hospital CEO fired for U.S. travel files $2.5M lawsuit, claims wrongful dismissal | CBC News
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Paul Woods, who was fired on Monday as president and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against LHSC, claiming he was dismissed in bad faith and that he notified board chair Amy Walby about his travel to the United States since March last year, first notifying her in June, then twice afterward. 

The lawsuit filed Wednesday is claiming $1 million in general damages for “loss of reputation,” plus $1.4 million in salary, pension and benefits in his contract, which was set to expire in January 2023. The claim is also asking LHSC for $100,000, saying the hospital breached sections of the Ontario Human Rights Code in how Woods was fired. 

The statement includes allegations not yet proven in court and it’s not clear yet whether LHSC has…



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