Addicted nurses drug theft worthy of dismissal

by Mike MacLellan

An Ontario arbitrator has upheld the termination of a nurse, “SM”, on the basis that she was stealing narcotic drugs from her employer and patients at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. This decision is particularly timely given what health and government officials refer to as an “opioid crisis” in our society, and it gives employers a better indication of how to proceed in similar unfortunate circumstances. You can read the full decision in Cambridge Memorial Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2017 CanLII 2305 (ON LA)here.

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