In a Flash: Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Doubles Fine Issued to Employer

May 28, 2021

From our partners at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP:

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Doubles Fine Issued to Employer for OHSA Violations Following Worker Fatality

On May 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia more than doubled the previous fine of an employer found guilty of charges under the NS Occupational Health and Safety Act following a workplace fatality. This article provides an update on R v Hoyeck, 2021 NSSC 178, and reviews the principles that will be taken into account by the courts in assessing fines and sentencing in occupational health and safety matters.

To read the full article from the team at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP click here.

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