Court Cases


Failure of Return to Work Process ≠ Failure to Accommodate

Did the employer do enough to accommodate an employee whose back injury left him incapable of performing the physically strenuous duties of a paramedic? The BC Human Rights T


Probationary Worker Fired for Performance Not Exercise of Pregnancy Rights

A senior home fired an attendant 10 days after she notified management that she was pregnant and wanted to exercise her OHS right to be taken off work dangerous to her unborn

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Speeding + Not Wearing Seatbelt Justify Truck Driver’s Firing

A worker driving 96 km per hour in a 65 km per hour zone over an icy curve without wearing a seat belt lost control of her truck and suffered injuries that kept her out of wo

Constructive Criticism Is Not Harassment

A dispatcher let go from seasonal employment due to performance issues and insubordination was reinstated to full-time work. But the problems continued and after 2 suspension

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Employee Fired for Secretly Working Second Job

Taking a second job with Tim Horton after the hotel where she worked cut her hours was just part of the problem. The real issue was not telling the hotel. Instead, she took m

Labour Board Orders Hospital to Do a Workplace Violence Assessment

After her colleague was attacked by an inmate, a nurse and member of the joint occupational health and safety committee asked a Nova Scotia OHS officer to order the medium se

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