Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations There are many circumstances mandating an investigation of workplace issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, vandalism, or a safety issue. Employees should be aware that employers are obligated to conduct investigations in certain circumstances, and should understand the basic ins and outs of such investigations. Human Rights In any case alleging a human […]

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Employer Fined $70,000 for Failure to Meet Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training Requirements

Federal Force Protection Agency (FFPA), a Whitby, Ontario based employer that provides security services for Oshawa City Hall was recently fined $70,000 for failing to comply with orders to develop workplace harassment and violence prevention programs for its workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Violence and Harassment The province’s Occupational Health and […]

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Regional Municipality of Waterloo Fined $50,000 After Exposure of Workers to Asbestos

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo was recently fined $50,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a worker with required information about materials that contain asbestos, contrary to the municipalities obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). What Happened? Eight workers were exposed to asbestos while working on a construction project at the […]

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Employee Awarded $15,000 After Being Told to Quit if She Felt Unsafe

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered a charity in Ottawa to pay a former employee more than $15,000 in damages after they terminated her shortly after she identified some safety concerns. The OLRB found that the employer’s actions constituted a reprisal for the employee’s attempt to exercise her workplace rights, namely her right […]

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