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Supreme Court ‘put employers on notice’ they’re responsible for workplace deaths, harassment — even for people who aren’t their employees

VANCOUVER—B.C. labour law experts say two decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada "put employers on notice" that their statutory responsibilities are broader than they may think, and that they could be responsible for the safety and rights of people who aren't traditional employees.

In the first case, on which the Supreme Court ruled last December, a worker on a road-improvement project in Delta, B.C., had complained to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal about abuses he faced while working under the supervision of an individual who was employed by a contracted company, Clemas Contracting Ltd.

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Source: The Star Vancouver

 
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