Long-term care worker gets lesson in the 'Golden Rule'

Minor abuse of patient not grounds for termination, arbitrator rules
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2013

It pays to be nice, a long-term care worker has learned.

The personal support worker at a long-term care facility in Bruce County, Ont. was fired after her bosses judged her interactions with two residents as abusive.

Only referred to as "B.G.," the staffer’s job was to physically assist residents with the tasks and activities of day-to-day living.