Unreasonable Distance Between the Principal Place of Residence and the Special Work Site

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As a rule, we consider that it is not reasonable for an employee to travel between his or her principal place of residence and the workplace if the distance between those two places by the most direct route normally taken is at least 80 kilometres.

Even if the distance is less than 80 kilometres, we may still consider that it is not reasonable for the employee to make that trip after taking into account the following factors:

  • the condition of the road taken;
  • the available means of transportation;
  • the number of hours of work required of the employee;
  • the time the employee would have for rest if he or she returned home every day;
  • the employee's general state of physical and mental health;
  • the time it takes to travel the distance, and the time of day the travel takes place.

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