Hidden camera reel leads to firing in Ontario

Footage shows abuse of resident
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/17/2015

A personal support worker at St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long-Term Care Facility was dismissed after footage from a hidden camera in a resident’s room showed abuse by a worker.

A local television journalist approached the Ontario-based employer in May 2013 with footage captured on a hidden video camera placed in a resident’s room by her son.

The video shows personal support worker Peggy Perrault engaging with the resident — then 85 years old and suffering from Alzheimer’s — in acts the employer classified as misconduct or abuse of the resident.