Worker assaulted in parking lot denied compensation

Construction worker attacked after confronting individual who damaged his car in lot used by employees
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/16/2011

An Ontario construction worker is not entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in a fight in the employer’s parking lot because he removed himself from the course of employment, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has ruled.

The worker was a layout man at a condominium construction site, responsible for marking locations for workers to build concrete building structures based on blueprints. Workers at the site parked their vehicles in a parking lot adjacent to the site, which was fenced off for use by construction workers.