Sarah Deeth, QMI Agency
First posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 07:43 PM EST | Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014 07:58 PM EST
A nursing home employee who was fired after video footage of abusive treatment at the facility surfaced should be allowed to return to work, a provincial arbitrator has ruled.
The man was one of four staffers fired after Camille Parent hid a camera in his 85-year-old mother's room at St. Joseph's at Fleming last April.
Footage captured the man canoodling with a female co-worker while Parent's mother lay in bed beside them.
Other images, released to the media and eventually to police, were shocking.
One employee was seen shoving a feces-filled cloth in the seniorís face, and roughly handling her while she changed her diaper on another occasion.
Another clip caught a worker wiping his nose on Parent's motherís sheets while he changed them.
The resulting attention led to a restructuring of the facility's board of directors, the temporary suspension of admissions at the home and a criminal investigation.
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