Top court strikes down N.S. workers’ comp limit

Supreme Court decision on chronic pain says tribunals can rule on charter. Stress could be next
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/11/2003

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Supreme Court ruling last month on how Nova Scotia limits benefits for workers suffering from chronic pain could eventually force employers across the country to adopt new approaches to employee health and safety.

In a strongly worded, unanimous ruling, the court said workers in Nova Scotia suffering from chronic pain could not automatically be excluded from workers’ compensation benefits.