Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards ActPharmacist · Nov. 19, 2017
I believe pharmacist like any other profession should be included in the ESA. Although, in certain conditions like rural areas or small pharmacies it is easier to eat, drink and use the toilet and pharmacist would not be required breaks. But in big corporations, there is a necessity to include breaks.
In other professions such as firefighters, police officers, they are never alone - and breaks can occur, even though they are also not allowed.
Therefore, in big corporations, yes, pharmacist should have inclusion in the ESA.
Therefore, I believe it is not black and white, there is a grey area that should be imposed. I believe the patient is at first, always, and that is why ESA would allow for a better service provided to the patient. Include pharmacist in the ESA and make some exceptions.