Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 1, 2017

All pharmacist exemptions should be removed. In the current retail practice atmosphere, pharmacists are essentially employees of large corporations, but receive no protections of abuse from these corporations. I've worked 3x14 hour days back to back, with no designated lunch or no designated breaks. Pharmacists are already being pushed to practice well outside their bounds of comfort (with decreasing staffing levels and increasing quotas), so the lack of employment standards protection only adds to their mental/physical fatigue, and increasingly puts patients (and pharmacists) at significant risk of negative outcomes. All pharmacist exemptions need to be removed. Their existence creates an inhuman working environment in retail. Most hospitals already provide the employment standard coverage voluntarily.

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