Health and Safety Legislation must be followed in order to ensure the well being of employees and avoid potential liability. Recently, this legislation has a more broad reach than ever before, and addresses issues such as violence, harassment and bullying. It is not sufficient to simply avoid workplace injuries; employers have proactive duties to conduct risk assessments and implement policies and programs. Failure to do so will result in liability and penalties.
At Rudner MacDonald, we recognize that employers make it a priority to help ensure the safety of their employees. We work with employers so they are compliant and work proactively to comply with the legislation. We also defend them against accusations and charges that they have failed to live up to their obligations.