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You were right on the money when you said that Irving controls the WHSCC. I am going to share with you a quick story about how this legislation works and who it worked for. It was put in place originally to protect the worker...lol. The legislation goes something like this:
1) The Employer has the right to terminate an injured worker after 1 year if he employs 50 Employees or less.
2) The Employer has the right to terminate an injured worker after 2 years if he employs 50 Employees or more Let me share a very small portion of the misery that we have been put through since my husbands injury and in my opinion who the legislation was meant for.
My husband worked for the Empire and injured his back in 1988. The first operation was a spinal fusion. He returned to work on a gradual return to work program and during that time his fusion collapsed while working.
The second operation was another fusion but this time they inserted a tense like machine with metal plates, screws and wires which my husband was thefirst one to receive in NB. The third operation was the emergency removal of this device and hardware due to infection.
The forth operation was on his shoulder.
As I said my husband had returned to work and was working when the fusion collapsed, so while he was recuperating from his second operation the letter arrived stating that he had been terminated effective 2 months before the 2 years were up from the last time that he worked. I tried to fight it because it really took a toll on my husband who loved to work.
It also began his initial depression which later became severe.
They had no record of him returning to work and at the time I couldn't find any proof. Well I have it now, 11 years later. The ironic thing is that I found the proof while packing up my home which we are losing because of my husbandsinjury. Like I said our story is a long and dirty one which I won't get into today.
I must tell you that I have worked fulltime for 25 years now and I make $40,000.00 a year and I have been financially raped because my husband is an injured worker.
Since the Empire could not locate his fileand they denied that he had ever returned to work, my husband lost out on his vacation pay and whatever else that they would of owed him at the time.
So what protection was in place for the injured worker? NONE! Why was the Empire allowed to even terminate him illegally and get away with it?
I hear a lot of good things said about Frank McKenna but I know that we will never share their views!