Health care aide done in by resident abuse allegations

Dismissal not always appropriate for resident abuse but multiple incidents demonstrated pattern of misconduct: Arbitrator
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/02/2013

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of an Alberta health care aide who was fired for abuse of residents in the facility where she worked.

Corinna Solodky, 41, was a health care aid at a long-term care facility operated by Bethany Care Society in Airdrie, Alta. Most of the residence at the facility suffered from cognitive impairment that requires regular care from staff. Solodky began working at the Airdrie facility in December 2008.