BCCA Clarifies Authority of WCAT to Reconsider Its Own Decisions

In December 2014, the BC Court of Appeal issued an important decision in Fraser Health Authority v Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

The Court clarified WCAT’s jurisdiction to reconsider an original WCAT decision, as well as addressed the merits of a claim by certain laboratory technicians that there was a causal connection between their hospital employment duties and their development of breast cancer. This decision will be of great interest to employers responsible for workers’ compensation matters.

Read our comprehensive overview of the Court’s decision.