Employer challenges WSIB benefits

Former employee grieves loss of injury benefits
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/13/2015

A former employee of the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services lost a challenge regarding injury benefits she had been receiving after getting hurt on the job in 2011.

The ministry had filed an appeal under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA), which the union said breached the memorandum of settlement that had been signed in 2013 and settled all outstanding issues concerning the grievor’s previous employment and termination.

According to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which filed the grievance, the grievor was still receiving income from a preexisting claim under the WSIA.