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].
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?
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