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Majority of OHSA fines in $100,000 to $150,000 range in fatality cases, court notes

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 10 2014

In sentencing an employer to a $115,000.00 fine in the case of a tragic workplace death, an Ontario Justice of the Peace has discussed the range of

Filed late, appeal of inspector’s order dismissed

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 8 2014

A recent Ontario Labour Relations Board decision illustrates the importance of timely filing of appeals of Ministry of Labour inspectors' orders. The

Zero-tolerance “safety absolute” upheld: one tie-off violation gets employee fired for cause

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 27 2014

Zero-tolerance safety rules, often called "Life Saving Rules", "Cardinal Safety Rules" or "Safety Absolutes", are becoming more common in industry

Criminal sentence for unauthorized access of former co-worker’s e-mail reduced on appeal

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 26 2014

A terminated employee was convicted of "Mischief to Data" and "Unauthorized use of a Computer" contrary to the Criminal Code after he remotely

Marijuana possession and use at work justified dismissal, despite employee’s “drug problem”

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 20 2014

A mining company employee was properly dismissed for possessing and using marijuana at work, a labour arbitrator has held. And the employee had not

Previous environmental convictions considered in jailing of supervisor for OHSA offences: court’s reasons now available

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 18 2014

A supervisor's previous violations of the Environmental Protection Act, and failure to pay more than $50,000 in fines for those violations, were a

Supervisor jailed 45 days for Occupational Health and Safety Act violation

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 11 2014

An Ontario supervisor has been jailed for 45 days after a worker fell off a roof and suffered permanent paralysis. Are courts growing increasingly

Safety committee co-chair disciplined for insubordination, must raise matters in “appropriate forum”

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 6 2014

A long-time co-chair of a plant safety committee has been disciplined after he confronted the employer in a "crew talk" meeting for failing to

Class action proceeds against MOL for “negligent inspection”

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 27 2014

In a case that will be closely watched, an Ontario judge has permitted a class action lawsuit against the Ministry of Labour for "negligent

OHS consultant loses OHS reprisal case

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 25 2014

A health and safety consultant has lost his case against his employer, a health and safety association, in which he alleged that he had been