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 [email protected].

Mandatory vaccination policies: Are they a reasonable health and safety precaution?

Employers should not forego the importance of a risk assessment and control measures

Mandatory vaccination policies: Are they a reasonable health and safety precaution?

Creative sentencing for OHS offences

While conventional monetary penalties remain the norm for health and safety prosecutions, an Ontario health and safety case has us asking: Is creative sentencing gaining traction in courts for workplace health and safety offences?

Creative sentencing for OHS offences

Risk assessment and workplace harassment

Need to comply with the new workplace harassment and violence prevention regulations? Our legal expert Cathy Chandler says you may need to start with a risk assessment

Risk assessment and workplace harassment

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