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Study: Young workers in Canada less likely to refuse dangerous work

Safety training is important in every workplace. In order to develop effective safety policies that protect employees from dangerous situations and guard employers from liability, employers may need to take into account a variety of factors, including workers' specific skills and experience.

Do employment codes of conduct cover off-duty behaviour?

Recently at a Toronto FC soccer game, a group of men heckled a female journalist in a vulgar manner. She confronted the men, and one of them, a Hydro One engineer, was subsequently fired over the incident, which was recorded and went viral through social media.

Inquest into sawmill explosion again underway after review of internal investigation

When investigating workplace accidents in British Columbia, WorkSafeBC normally requests the findings of the employer's internal investigation if one was conducted. However, after a fatal explosion at a B.C. sawmill in 2012, the agency decided not to follow that procedure.

B.C. Court of Appeal sides with province in dispute over teachers' bargaining rights

In 2002 legislation was passed that removed class size limits in schools in British Columbia. That legislation, called Bill 28, was deemed unconstitutional in 2011 because it stripped teachers' right to collectively bargain to have class sizes limited.

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