Apr 24th, 2020
Employers must take reasonable care to maintain a healthy, safe workplace at all times under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including during a pandemic. However, at the same time, workers have the right to refuse work if they believe it will endanger themselves or other workers. This is a basic worker right entrenched in our prevention system.
Mar 23rd, 2020
While the right to refuse unsafe work is always a possibility, that is all the more reason for employers to keep their workplaces safe to ensure such refusals are ultimately short-lived.