Returning to work: what clients need to know during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recorded on July 28, 2020 - Many workers are being required to return to work as Ontario workplaces open up. Do your clients have the right to refuse work? What accomodations can your clients ask for on the job? What supports exist for those who remain without work?

You can get answers to these and other questions you are hearing from your clients in this CLEO webinar. Experts from the community legal sector sharie up-to-date and practical information on workplace rights and income benefits at this stage of Ontario’s reopening.

(ASL interpretation was provided.)

John No, lawyer from Parkdale Community Legal Services

Emily Keene, lawyer​ for the Mobile Legal & Social Justice Initiative, Southwestern Ontario (a project of Mississauga Community Legal Services)

This information session is for front-line workers across Ontario who are looking for information and guidance to support clients at this time.

Please note: There were some technical issues with Zoom during the webinar that affected audio and video quality. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that the recording and uploaded slides help people in accessing the information provided during the webinar.

ASL interpretation was provided for this event and is featured on the recording.

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