The Abbotsford News is reporting that former economic development manager, Jay Teichroeb, received close to $100,000 from taxpayers after he sued the City of Abbotsford for wrongful dismissal.
Teichroeb was let go in June along with general manager of finance Pat Sloanes and eight other managers whose positions were cut in new City Manager George Murray’s first putsch. Other recently departed manager managers include Director of Water and Solid Waste Tracy Kyle, Director of Economic Development, Ken Baerg, and parks and facilities manager Rick Daykin.
Teichroeb argued the cause for his dismissal – the City said he had authorized a property developer to start construction without a building permit – was not the real reason he was fired.
Unlike most of the other staff who were let go, Teichroeb received no settlement from the City and only got $18,796.79 in wages and vacation pay. when he was asked to leave.
The City agreed and paid him an additional $95,000 as a result of his law suit.