Termination for allergic reaction puts training gaps in spotlight

OHS training critical in industries with high turnover, fast pace
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/08/2016

An employee at a Saskatoon Urban Planet store was recently let go — not because she wanted to quit or because of any 
performance issues, but because she left during her shift to deal with a life-threatening allergic reaction. 

Danielle Duperreault had a number of serious allergies but during one of her shifts, she inadvertently came into contact with pepper powder, to which she was severely allergic.

Duperreault began to suffer an allergic reaction and did not have an EpiPen on her as usual. She promptly informed her manager of the situation.