Winnipeg hospital worker fired after dancing while on sick leave

Supervisor viewed multiple videos of worker on YouTube
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/22/2019

A sonographer at a Winnipeg health centre was dismissed after the employer saw her performing cultural dances on YouTube despite being off work due to a fractured wrist.

Roshni Tailor worked at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg since September 2010, but on Jan. 14, 2017, she fractured her wrist while doing a dance routine. Tailor immediately went off work on a short-term disability basis and was scheduled to return to work on a graduated program in April.

Tailor’s restrictions included “no... pushing, pulling, gripping (or grasping) with right upper extremities,” said an email from occupational and environmental safety and health disability case management coordinator.