Nunavut reaches settlement with Trumper


The Government of Nunavut has reached a settlement in the wrongful dismissal suit brought last year by Katherine Trumper, the former deputy minister of sustainable development.

Trumper launched the suit about a year after a bureaucratic shuffle that would have made her deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs, an effective demotion.

She declined the transfer and sought nearly $1 million, including $270,000 in severance pay, $71,000 in performance benefits, $250,000 for damage to her career prospects, $250,000 in aggravated damages, and an additional amount for the loss of her supplementary retirement benefit.

The GN maintained it owed Trumper nothing, as she had resigned.

In a press release from the GN this week, David Omilgoitok, deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs, said “the terms of the employment contract that were in dispute have been resolved.”

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