Manitoba midwife feels labour pains

Audit of worker's practice reveals gaps
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/28/2014

Cara McDonald, a midwife in Manitoba, received back pay from her employer after an arbitrator ruled she was unjustifiably put on unpaid leave whilst undergoing an audit of her practice.

Employed at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority since 2001, McDonald was put on paid leave of absence after concerns were raised about her practice.

Management informed McDonald she could return to work pending the audit’s results — which ended up taking longer than usual to complete.