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Even “inspecting” equipment is “working on it”: employer guilty of OHSA charge where employees had not even started maintenance work

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 23 2015

A maintenance electrician had “worked on” a stuck shipping door when he simply “inspected” it, even though he had not actually performed maintenance

36-year employee properly dismissed for “unprovoked momentary outburst” with knife

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 21 2015

A 57 year old employee with 36 years of service was properly fired for one incident in which he cut another employee with a knife, a labour arbitrator

Hidden camera leads to dismissal

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 16 2015

An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a "reliable and capable" Personal Support Worker (a "PSW") with no prior disciplinary record

Company that “met or exceeded many industry standards in its operations” still found guilty of OHSA charges

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 15 2015

Exceeding industry standards does not, on its own, protect employers from health and safety convictions or fines, a recent court decision shows. A

Manager was not a “competent person” to conduct harassment violence investigation under Canada Labour Code: court

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 7 2015

The Federal Court has held that a manager was not a “competent person” to conduct a workplace harassment investigation under the Canada Labour Code

Aggravated damages awarded under OHSA for retaliatory firing

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2015

An employer has been ordered to pay aggravated damages in addition to lost wages after firing an employee in retaliation for raising safety

OHSA does not protect against retaliation for merely sustaining injury: OLRB

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 26 2015

The Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights under that Act, but not for merely

SCC says suspension with pay can amount to constructive dismissal

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 24 2015

A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was

No punches thrown, but employee properly dismissed for yelling, swearing and abusive conduct

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 24 2015

An employee need not physically assault a co-worker in order to be dismissed for workplace violence, an arbitrator's decision shows. The employer had

“Flagrant disregard” of OHSA, failure to report, gets construction company convicted on 5 OHSA charges

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 19 2015

A construction company that tried to blame a worker's fall on his untied boots, has been found guilty of all 5 charges against it under