Attorney Fired: Good Work Record Until Placed on Med For Depression: Then He Deteriorated

Paragraphs 4 through 6 read:   "The claim says Wilson received positive performance reviews until 2006, and his work ethic was often described as meeting or exceeding expectations."

"During Wilson's final two years, the claim says alcohol abuse, often mixed with prescription medication used to treat depression, affected his work ethic and behaviour. The claim says Wilson behaved erratically and inappropriately because of health and family issues, including being the sole caregiver of his ill 89- year-old father."

"The claim says Wilson's behaviour was completely uncharacteristic compared to previous years, which should have alerted colleagues — especially O'Connor, his immediate supervisor — and they should have offered help. Nobody offered help and O'Connor failed to properly respond to Wilson's concerns, the claim says."

SSRI Stories Note:  The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and alcohol abuse.  Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously,  thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.  

 

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Lawyer takes on Ottawa

LAWSUIT: Don Wilson, fired by city, is suing for wrongful dismissal

Posted By DEREK PUDDICOMBE, SUN MEDIA

Posted 7 hours ago

A former lawyer for the City of Ottawa is suing the municipality for wrongful dismissal, and its solicitor for abuse of power.

Don Wilson, who was fired from the city's legal services department last September, is suing the city for $2.25 million and city solicitor Rick O'Connor for $1.4 million.

Wilson worked for the former regional government and then the amalgamated city for 19 years. He was 60 years old when he was fired. In the 21-page statement of claim filed yesterday, Wilson says his final two years with the city were unbearable.

The claim says Wilson received positive performance reviews until 2006, and his work ethic was often described as meeting or exceeding expectations.

During Wilson's final two years, the claim says alcohol abuse, often mixed with prescription medication used to treat depression, affected his work ethic and behaviour. The claim says Wilson behaved erratically and inappropriately because of health and family issues, including being the sole caregiver of his ill 89- year-old father.

The claim says Wilson's behaviour was completely uncharacteristic compared to previous years, which should have alerted colleagues — especially O'Connor, his immediate supervisor — and they should have offered help. Nobody offered help and O'Connor failed to properly respond to Wilson's concerns, the claim says.

None of the allegations in the statement of claim have been proven in court.