Tag archives: safety

The employer’s refusal to adapt the employee’s workstation may constitute moral harassment

The legal context Under French employment law, employers are under a strict duty of care which requires them to ensure the protection of their employees’ health and safety (duty of care), the mere breach of such obligation will trigger their liability even if there is no fault on their part. Such duty of care is … Continue reading

Dismissal Upheld for Dishonesty and Cover Up of Safety Risks

In a recent arbitration decision involving a utility company, an Ontario arbitrator reiterated the importance of trust in the employment relationship and upheld the dismissal of a seven-and-a-half-year employee with no disciplinary history for covering up a safety violation. Facts On October 9, 2012 the grievor, a supervisor, was working with his team to remove gaskets from an old generator.  It … Continue reading
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