Police officers win significant WCB decision

Officer “placed himself on duty” when he saw drunk driver
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/24/2010

An off-duty transit police officer in British Columbia who was injured while attempting to stop an impaired driver will get worker’s compensation following a recent ruling by a Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal.

“It’s huge,” says Steve Milne, WCB and OH&S Co-ordinator with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees’ Union (COPE). “Given the lack of many other decisions like this, this can only help all other emergency service workers in the province.”