Wrongful dismissal

Health Minister Victor Boudreau fired Rino Volpe as CEO of the Vitalit√© Health network in 2014…and that is going to cost the government over half a million dollars.

Justice Larry Landry issued a summary decision in the wrongful dismissal lawsuit that Volpe’s firing was not justified and awarded him $525,000 in damages and legal costs. Landry noted affadavits from various officials that Volpe was difficult to deal with and was not a yes man…but ruled the complaints were not sufficient to fire him without cause.