Jail nurse faced abuse, health and safety risk from manager

Nurse and other employees at jail shocked at angry manager’s breach of harassment policy, safety protocols
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/18/2015

A nurse at an Ontario jail is entitled to damages after a manager verbally abused her and risked her health and safety after breaching standard security procedure, the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board has ruled.

Marsha Lefkowitz was a registered nurse at the Owen Sound, Ont., jail beginning in 2005. She was responsible for dealing with the health issues of inmates and developing care plans for acute and chronic nursing care for inmates.