"Certainly the very laws that exist to prevent this kind of thing from happening should be being enforced," added Horwath.
"That means that if a patron at a gas station gases and dashes, the employee cannot be docked wages for the loss to the company."
Ministry officials have started a health and safety investigation, and will also check to see if there were any employment standards violations at the station.
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worry many workers do not know their rights in such circumstances.
"Let me be clear: the Employment Standards Act states it is illegal for an employer to dock an employee's wages for the company's lost or stolen property," said Air Force 1 Flyknit Low Men's Jeffrey.
Labour ministry investigating gas
Liberal backbencher Mike Colle will introduce a private member's bill Thursday to be known as "Jayesh's Law" which he believes would help curb gas theft by forcing drivers to pay upfront before they fill up.
Shell Canada said company rules forbid workers from intervening in gas and dash incidents, and employees are trained to watch for suspicious activity so they can help police in an investigation.
"We owe it to the family to take a long, hard look at what lessons we might draw from this incident," Labour Minister Linda Jeffrey told the legislature.
of gas and left the Shell station without paying, hitting the attendant with the vehicle.
"This is not the first situation in this particular industry," said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, referring to a 2011 incident at a Petro Canada station in Mississauga in which attendant Atifeh Rad, 62, lost Black Nike Air Force 1 Low
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his life when he was dragged by a motorist who was fleeing without paying for his gas.
TORONTO Ontario's Ministry of Labour is investigating the Toronto gas station where an attendant was run over and killed last weekend by a driver who didn't pay for his fill up, the government said Wednesday.
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