OHS Canada Magazine


  • RN fired for using fentanyl in hospital gets second crack at reinstatement

    June 14, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – A registered nurse fired for stealing opiates and shooting up fentanyl in a hospital washroom should get another crack at showing why she should get her job back, Divisional Court has ruled. At issue, the court ruled, was

  • Notwithstanding clause or not, Quebec must accommodate its employees

    December 6, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Will the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government go ahead with its election promise to prohibit certain civil servants from wearing religious symbols at work? For now, Premier Francois Legault has decided to wait until the spring to table a bill

  • Feature Health & Safety

    Human Factor

    October 6, 2014 by Donalee Moulton

    In June, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy that provides guidelines on how to define, assess, handle and resolve human-rights issues related to mental-health problems and addiction disabilities.
    Guidance is certainly needed, as employers in Ontario have legal obligations to accommodate employees with mental-health issues and addictions — both of which are protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.

  • Feature Transportation

    Rights and Wrongs

    December 6, 2010 by Dan Birch

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario seems to be a more frequent stop for injured workers with accommodation concerns since changes to the provincial human rights system were adopted two years ago.