WSIB faces human rights complaint

Follows call by others for further investigation of Ontario board’s practices
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/18/2016

A migrant worker’s human rights complaint against Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is yet another challenge facing the board in recent months.

Farm worker Robert Sulph suffered life-threatening injuries when a malfunctioning saw sliced his neck and carotid artery. He was rushed to hospital and spent nearly a week in intensive care. 

When he returned to Jamaica, however, Sulph claims the WSIB did not provide a transition plan for his health care outside of the country, which it is legally required to do.