Ornge facing wrongful dismissal lawsuit
A former employee of Ornge who raised concerns about business dealings at Ontario's scandal-plagued air ambulance service is suing for wrongful dismissal.
Lisa Kirbie was hired in March 2010 as the director of government and regulatory affairs and says she was fired in July without cause.
In her statement of claim, filed in Ontario Superior Court, Kirbie is asking for back pay and $100,000 in damages.
She claims that because of the notoriety of alleged wrongdoing at Ornge — the subject of a police investigation — the stigma is hurting her future job prospects.
Kirbie reported directly to former CEO Chris Mazza, who she alleges was volatile, sexist and treated Ornge as his personal "fiefdom."
The allegations have not been proven in court.