Case Summary Rodrigues v. Purtill

Case Summary Rodrigues v. Purtill 2018 ONSC 3102

Personal Injury lawyer Gordon Good provides a Case summary of Rodrigues v. Purtill released June 28, 2018. This decision holds that the law should be interpreted on the basis that “regular or usual employment” in ordinary parlance means that the injured mother’s regular or usual employment was for the position she had trained to return to work for and not as a mother who had taken a maternity leave. This is a significant change in the interpretation of this legislation. The Court recognized that the timeframe out of the workforce to raise a child should not decide entitlement to compensation.