Levitt LLP Canadian employment law experts have expertise in representing employees whose employers have infringed occupational health & safety rights. As well, our worker's compensation lawyers can assist workers who have worker's compensation claims. We have represented clients before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Courts.
Occupational health and safety legislation, programs, audits and policies are put into place to protect employees in the workplace. We have expertise in a wide range of issues and topics regarding occupational health and safety.
Workers rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act include:
The Right to Participate, or the right to be part of the process to identify and solve workplace safety issues;
The Right to Know what, if any, hazards workers may be exposed to in the workplace. For example, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training is an example of being educated about hazardous work materials;
The Right to Refuse Work without penalty if the worker believes the job to be dangerous and unsafe; and
The Right to complain, if you are the victim of a reprisal by your employer for exercising any of these rights.
Workers Rights under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997:
Workers who are injured in the course of their employment may be eligible for compensation and health benefits under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997. We, as worker's compensation lawyers, can help you with your claims, management of your claim and represent you before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
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