Fired nursing home worker gets job back after hidden camera scandal

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Sarah Deeth, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

PETERBOROUGH, ONT. - 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 senior’s face, and roughly handling her while she changed her diaper on another occasion.

Another clip caught a worker wiping his nose on Parent's mother’s 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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