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.

Those due to work on the next scheduled work period or shift shall also be paid unless they have been given at least one hour’s notice not to go to work (s.128.1(1) and (2)). An employer may assign reasonable alternative work to workers who are deemed to be at work (s.128.1(3)).

Workers paid wages during a health and safety work stoppage may have to repay the employer if the board determines the stoppage was unwarranted. The employer must prove that the workers knew that there was no reasonable cause to believe there was a danger (s.128.1(4)).


September 13, 2013