Winnipeg nurse fired after trying to hide restriction around treating patients (Legal View)

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By Jeffrey Smith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2016

A Manitoba arbitrator has reinstated a nurse who was fired for failing to disclose restrictions on his professional duties — but it also indicated the employer wasn’t obligated to accommodate those restrictions.

Tousif Ahmed was a registered nurse who worked in the emergency department at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, which is operated by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Ahmed was hired in June 2011 as a casual health-care assistant and, after an unpaid educational leave, he was hired in July 2012 to be a night-shift nurse in the emergency department. 

He had no discipline on his record and the hospital had no issues with his competency or professionalism as a nurse.