A settlement conference scheduled this week in the so-called toxic workplace events of three years ago at Kamloops Immigrant Services has been postponed.
The society and former employees Wanda Herman and Deborah Harrison are involved in a legal dispute that's been argued at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and is being disputed in B.C. Supreme Court.
Lawyer John Drayton said his client, former executive director Herman, has a personal emergency and cannot attend. He said he believes there was also insufficient court time available this week to come to a conclusion.
Settlement conferences are heard in front of a Supreme Court justice and are intended to force a resolution before trial.
Drayton said he believes there is a will to come to terms between the three parties.
"I think collectively we're still seeing that."
The society acknowledges it has spent more than $100,000 in legal bills stemming from what a director later called a "toxic workplace."
The tribunal rejected a claim from Harrison that she was fired as a result of filing a sexual harassment complaint.
Executive director Paul Lagace said the agency has since relocated and made significant changes to its operations.