Contempt of WCB Asbestos Abatement Orders: Six Weeks of House Arrest

   Employment Law Labour Law Litigation

Source: 2019 BCSC 1862 Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia v. Skylite Building Maintenance Ltd.

The employer was found to be in contempt of WCB asbestos abatement orders. The conduct was, let’s say, egregious.
Jail time for civil contempt is not the norm but in serious enough cases it’s a tool for there for the Court to use.

In this case the Court determined that six weeks of house arrest was an appropriate penalty.

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