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Work refusal due to second-hand smoke was not properly investigated: arbitrator

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A correctional officer with sinusitis and sensitivity to second-hand smoke was entitled to have her work refusal investigated by prison management, an arbitrator has decided. Although the prison was a non-smoking...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases on June 6, 2016: Simmons v. Himmelreich, No. 15-109: Respondent Walter Himmelreich, an inmate at a federal prison, brought two suits against prison...more

Committee OK's Bill to Address Suicide Among Correction Officers and Prisoners

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Here’s a thumbs-up to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. Last week, the committee rightly gave a favorable report to a bill, SB 1284, mandating a study of how to keep prisoners and...more

Ninth Circuit Reinstates EEOC Case Against The GEO Group for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation in Arizona Prisons

Class of Female Staffers Abused at Correctional Facilities, Federal Agency Charged - PHOENIX - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a class sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S....more

Sexual Misconduct “During” Law Enforcement Activities Does Not “Arise Out of” Law Enforcement Activities

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In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the court held that jail employees were not entitled to coverage for sexual molestation of an inmate under the law enforcement coverage...more

Work Refusal Process May Not Be Used To Challenge Employer’s Established Practices: OLRB

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In a long-running and bitterly-fought case involving prison guards, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has held that the work refusal process under the Occupational Health and Safety Act may not be used to challenge existing...more

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