Thursday, April 25, 2024

Supreme Court win for sacked Warrnambool CEO

Warrnambool Mayor, Vicki Jellie says the Council will abide by a Supreme Court ruling that overturns a Council decision to dismiss its chief executive officer last year.

“Warrnambool City Council respects and will abide by the decision announced today by the Supreme Court,” Mayor Jellie said in a statement released this morning.

In July last year, the previous Council made a decision to dismiss the then Chief Executive Officer, Peter Schneider (pictured).

This decision was contested in the Supreme Court and the Court has today found in Mr Schneider’s favour.

“Council is now awaiting further instructions from our lawyers regarding the specific directions of the Court,” Mayor Jellie said.

“We need to understand the costs and will need to make allowances in the Annual Budget for 2021-2022 which we are in the process of finalising.

“At this stage there will be no further comment as both parties are preparing submissions in relation to costs.”

Mr Schneider took legal action over the termination of his contract.

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