In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher sentences for offences under the Occupational Health and
Continue Reading Ontario Court of Appeal says “moral blameworthiness” a factor in sentencing for Occupational Health and Safety Act offences

A recent decision by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) found that an employer, while seeking to reduce its workforce, dismissed an employee on the grounds of family status and physical disability, rather than
Continue Reading Employee dismissed based on family status and physical disability, Alberta Human Rights Tribunal rules

On April 27, 2018, the Parkland Institute of the University of Alberta and the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre released a joint report on workplace safety in Alberta entitled Safer by Design: How Alberta Can Improve
Continue Reading Report on workplace safety points to increased activity by government agencies in enforcing health and safety rules

As part of the sweeping changes to Alberta’s occupational health and safety legislation announced by the Alberta Government on November 27, 2017, when it tabled Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and
Continue Reading Significant obligations on employers, supervisors, and workers to be added to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

There has been significant discussion in recent weeks concerning the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision on random workplace drug testing. Suncor Energy Inc. v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313 saw the appellate
Continue Reading Alberta Court of Appeal decision supports random workplace drug testing in safety-sensitive workplaces