Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 19, 2017

I think that many of the current exemptions could continue to be applied. However, it is inhuman to exclude limits on hours of work and meal breaks etc from the regulations governing Pharmacists. We are quite prepared to work hard, but no break, and long hours without adequate sleep etc puts the public at risk. How does this fit with the mandate of the College? As an aside, My employer will not even allow a drink to be taken while employees are at the work station, so when I am thirsty, "patient care" suffers in favour of MY care. No-one needs 24 hour access to anybody, let alone to every single healthcare professional. There will always be Pharmacists who can provide care at all hours of the day, just as one Pharmacist's refusal to dispense certain medicines due to their beliefs does not preclude any patient from other access to that same medicine. Fair working conditions should not even be a point of discussion in this day and age.

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