OFL Calls for Police to Investigate Shell Canada
In the wake of the fatal gas and dash in Toronto over the weekend, the Ontario Federation of Labour is calling for a criminal investigation into if the corporate policies of Shell Canada played any role in the death of 44 year-old Jayesh Prajapati.
The OFL wants to know if the station had an unofficial policy that docked a worker's pay if gas was stolen during their shift.
“While police are chasing the killer who drove the SUV, they should also be investigating the corporate policies that may have set the terrible chain of events in motion,” said OFL President Sid Ryan in a statement. “If Shell is allowing licensed franchise owners to force workers to pay from their pocket for stolen gas then both may be guilty of willfully putting workers’ lives at risk.”
In a statement Shell Canada said “under no circumstances are sales associates or any other retail employee to intervene during criminal activity.”