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posted by Robert DeVet in on Nov 1, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

StressFullCompensation

A Symposium


9:00am
- 4:30pm
Saturday November 8 2014

Venue: Delta Halifax
Address: 1990 Barrington Street

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In Nova Scotia the definition of accident in the Workers Compensation Act excludes stress as a compensable injury, unless the stress results from an acute reaction to a traumatic event (generally referred to as the “stress exclusion”). This means that a worker who suffers from stress which is built-up, over time, is generally not entitled to WCB benefits. Over the past few years we have seen challenges to the “stress exclusion” in our Appeals Tribunals and in our Courts. In April an Ontario Appeals Tribunal struck down the “stress exclusion” as contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In December the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal will hear a similar case.

As a leader in bringing timely topics to the forefront, the Office of the Worker Counsellor is hosting a 1-day symposium StressFullCompensation featuring leading experts from across the country: learn about the B.C. experience; share the facts of the Ontario nurse’s claim resulting in the striking down of the exclusion by WSIAT; learn from a medical expert about the medical condition; hear from an expert about Saskatchewan’s legislation; be briefed on the Nova Scotia case by the lawyer who will be arguing the appeal. Be part of this important learning exercise and explore with us the options for a measured response in Nova Scotia.

To register, email registration@workercounsellor.ca, visit our website at workercounsellor.ca to download a registration form or call us at: 
1-877-220-2722 or 902-455-5455. 
Space is limited, so register early. 
Registration fee is $50.00 per person, which includes breaks and lunch.
Download Registration Form Here

 

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