Church employee loses faith in employer

Poor relationship with church leadership leads to health and safety complaint, harassment complaint and dismissal
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/18/2015

Employees have a right to speak up if they feel their health and safety is threatened at work. It’s a common right under most occupational health and safety legislation. If an employee is subject to harassment at work that affects them both professionally and personally, that can qualify as a threat to her health and safety. And if the employer punishes the employee for complaining or informing the employer about it, that’s a no-no under the law. Even if the employer is a church.