Nurses, doctor butt heads at Toronto hospital

Hospital failed to respond to violent behaviour: Union
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/19/2015

The union representing employees at William Osler Health System in Toronto accused the hospital of failing to provide a safe and harassment-free work space, but an arbitrator has dismissed the case.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) filed a grievance against the hospital after the relationship between staff physician Vidia Persad and certain members of the nursing staff soured over a number of years.

The hospital called in an investigator from the Rubin Thomlinson firm in 2013, whose several hundred-page report identified significant concerns about Persad’s conduct.