Right to refuse dangerous work

Lab worker with gesturing stop with her hand.

Labour legislations in all Canadian jurisdictions  give employees the right to refuse dangerous work.
Here are some tools to help you exercise this right when you need to:

Right to refuse dangerous work

Under federal and some provincial labour laws, you have a right to refuse dangerous work, if you have reasonable cause.

Wages and benefits during work refusal

Anyone who must stop work due to the internal complaint process, a work refusal or the direction of a health and safety officer are to be paid until work resumes or until the end of their shift.


January 31, 2018