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Ontario’s workers’ compensation board is increasingly using covert surveillance to target injured workers with costly claims, legal experts say.
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Reports from OhsCanada.com say “Ontario’s workers’ compensation board is increasingly using covert surveillance to target injured workers with costly claims, legal experts say.”

 

Our President Brian Sartorelli contributed to the article quoted saying:

 

REASONABLE GROUNDS

Brian Sartorelli, president and chief executive officer of Investigative Risk Management — a Barrie, Ontario-based firm that conducts surveillance on WSIB claimants for employers — says pursuing an investigation without reasonable evidence is frowned upon. “If you are unionized, that is going to be thrown out. It is going to hold no weight whatsoever.”

Furthermore, investigators should refrain from misrepresenting themselves or hacking into accounts to access social-media profiles, infringing on privacy by videotaping the subject in private settings and entrapping them, Sartorelli says. “The investigation has to be absolutely above board.”

Sartorelli suggests that surveillance is becoming more common for both the WSIB and corporations, especially in cases involving third-party reports of claimants doing activities that do not reflect their injuries.

 

 

Read the full article here: http://www.ohscanada.com/news/big-brothers-watching/1003233269/

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