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Legitimate work refusal or labour relations complaint?

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:32 AM | By Madeleine Loewenberg

The right to refuse unsafe work is ingrained in the internal responsibility system, or the premise that issues related to health and safety are best addressed by the workplace parties. Refusing unsafe work is also one of the few exceptions to the work now, grieve later principle.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) gives most workers the right to refuse work if they have legitimate concerns about the safety of the work that is being performed, the fitness of the devices or things being used in...