August 1, 2016 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Is the Information Collected as Part of an Accident Investigation “Privileged” – Canadian Court Rules

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHS Act”) in Canada requires an employer to conduct and investigation and prepare a report following an accident in the workplace. But an Aberta Queens Bench ruled that the obligation does not “foreclose or preclude” the employer’s ability to claim privilege over information collected during an internal investigation into the incident.

Want to learn more? See the article about the Alberta v Suncor Energy case at:

http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/495040/Health+Safety/Court+Of+Queens+Bench+Confirms+That+Privilege+May+Apply+To+Workplace+Accident+Investigation

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