Cathy Chandler

Cathy Chandler

Cathy Chandler is a paralegal at Fasken in Toronto. With expertise in OHS and workers’ compensation law, she provides consulting, training and litigation support for organizations across Canada. She can be reached at (416) 868-7812 or cchandler@fasken.com.

Work refusals and the COVID-19 pandemic

The current pandemic raises legitimate concerns around workplace safety, notably with regards to the refusal of unsafe work, which is a fundamental right held by workers

Work refusals and the COVID-19 pandemic

Religious freedom v. worker safety

Worker protection is the cornerstone of Canadian occupational health and safety legislation. Protecting workers requires not only implementation of effective risk mitigation strategies but also a respect for basic human rights

Religious freedom v. worker safety

Can OHS-related terminations be justified?

Progressive discipline may support case for just cause dismissal

Can OHS-related terminations be justified?

Constructors have enhanced safety obligations

Regular monitoring, auditing of various work crew’s activities required

Constructors have enhanced safety obligations

Non-worker injuries may result in OHS fines

Employers should ensure protection of any persons on or near work site

Non-worker injuries may result in OHS fines