Category: negligence

ONCA Leaves Door Open for Jail for Negligent Employers

A tragic case of an employee who died in 2013 after falling from an elevated order picker (like a forklift, but controlled while walking) has led to the Ontario Court of Appeal stating that moral blameworthiness may lead to more severe sentences for employers who act negligently in offences under the provinces Occupational Health and […]

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elder neglect

Preventing Elder Neglect – Know The Signs

Elder abuse is a “catch all” term that includes physical, sexual or emotional abuse of an elderly person, or taking advantage of their financial assets. It can also take the form of neglect by a caregiver or family member. Older adults are targeted because they are perceived as being vulnerable. In many cases, the victims […]

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