Corporate Criminal Liability for Workplace Safety: The Duty to Take “Reasonable Steps” to Ensure Workplace Safety
by Linda Galessiere Partner McLean Kerr
The Occupational Health and Safety Act has long imposed obligations on employers to maintain a safe work environment. Less well known, however are the provisions of the Criminal Code which impose criminal liability on corporations and their representatives for failing to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to their employees and others. Read more.