Brampton issues an apology to another former staff member


Published March 15, 2023 at 10:11 am

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In the wake of an apology to the former city manager, Brampton is making amends with another former staffer.

In January, Brampton apologized to Chief Administrative Officer David Barrick nearly a year after he was fired. An independent, third-party investigation exonerated Barrick and confirmed he was in full compliance with the city’s policies, procedures, and all bylaws.

Now, the City of Brampton is apologizing to former Human Resources Director Sandeep Aujla.

Aujla reportedly left her job in February 2022, shortly after Barrick’s dismissal. She started work with the City of Brampton as a senior manager in 2018 and was promoted in 2020.

Her departure came after Director of Corporate Projects and Policy Liaison Gurdeep Nikki Kaur made several allegations of nepotism, unfair hiring practices and other alleged misconduct against senior Brampton staff members.

Kaur also ran for Brampton mayor.

In a statement issued on March 14, the city said it “regrets the circumstances that arose prior to Ms. Sandeep Aujla’s departure from the City of Brampton.”

“The City recognizes the reputational impact felt by Ms. Aujla from these events and notes that the third-party investigation conducted by Deloitte LLP found no wrongdoing on Ms. Aujla’s part,” the statement continues.

“The City thanks Ms. Aujla for her service, including her efforts in fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace, and wishes her the best in her future endeavours.”

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