Worker’s dismissal after OHS inspector’s visit a reprisal: Board

Employee expressed concern over harassment from customers; co-worker complained to Ministry of Labour
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/17/2014

An Ontario worker’s dismissal was a reprisal by her employer for an occupational health and safety complaint, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled.

Abigail de los Santos Sands was hired in September 2013 by Moneta Marketing Solutions, an investment and marketing company in Thornhill, Ont., to handle human resources duties. As part of her responsibilities, de los Santos Sands sometimes had to meet with angry investors who came to Moneta’s office. Sometimes the investors were so angry, de los Santos Sands and the receptionist felt threatened.