Decision 17548

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision 17548   Martin  English 1990-01-08
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Returned to a different Board  No N/A  -

Issue: Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
voluntarily leaving employment  working conditions  dangerous 


The test to apply is first determine if conditions were in fact so unsatisfactory as to give rise to a genuine grievance. Then did claimant in fact take some steps to rectify the conditions. If so were they sufficiently reasonable so as to provide just cause for leaving. Foreman who brought unsafe conditions to company's attention. Government inspector said he could have exercised his option under the Ontario Act or contacted union. The Board held he should have proceeded under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This is too strict a test.

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