Hospital discriminated against nurse who forged prescriptions

Nurse’s misconduct was to obtain drugs to feed addiction; angry doctors swayed hospital’s decision not to pursue accommodation
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/13/2015

An Ontario hospital discriminated against a nurse who had a drug addiction when it fired her for forging prescriptions for herself, an arbitrator has ruled.

Jennifer Mee was a registered nurse in the specialized mental health unit at the Windsor Regional Hospital in Windsor, Ont. Mee was initially hired in 2006 and the mental health unit was her third department at the hospital.