New isolation rules: “It looks like a chicken coop with hundreds of hens with no heads”

New isolation rules: & ldquo; Looks like a chicken coop with hundreds of hens no head & raquo;

MISE & Agrave; DAY

The reduction in the isolation period announced by the Quebec government is causing confusion, say the lawyer specializing in labor law M e Claude Gravel and the consultant in health and safety at work Steeve Tremblay. & nbsp;

“By wanting to make it simple, we make things a bit more complex”, declared Me Gravel on the airwaves of LCN.

“It's worse than the A-38 pass of the 12 Asterix jobs . Quebec currently, the way it is managed, it looks like a henhouse with hundreds of headless hens who do not know where to go because the fire is caught ”, proclaims Steeve Tremblay.

The latter believes that the measures announced do not aim to reduce contamination, but rather to protect the economic system, by relegating the health of workers to the background.

“I have witnessed workers who are subjected to harassment from their employer to return to work after five days, despite the symptoms and that is unacceptable, ”says Tremblay.

The occupational health and safety consultant believes that companies must doing more to protect their employees.

“If we show the health network to offload in order to be able to treat as many people as possible, I think that employers are able to offload in companies also services that are perhaps less necessary and allow people who are patients with symptoms to remain isolated for ten days. It won't kill anyone. ”

For his part, Me Claude Gravel is not surprised that the rules are constantly adjusting.

“At the same time as there is a spread of the virus, our ability to respond, to test and to meet the needs of the population is running out of steam and we are still facing, unfortunately, something that is difficult to predict. »

Steeve Tremblay also advises all workers to contact the CNESST in the event of employer abuse. He adds that the Administrative Labor Court recently ruled that a boss must compensate an employee forced to self-isolate after contracting COVID-19 at work.

To see the full interview , watch the video above.

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