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Ontario Ministry of Labour Videos and Photos

This section of the Ministry of Labour’s website has links to Employment Standards and Health and Safety videos and photos, as well as the Ministry’s Ontario at Work channels on YouTube.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Workershelp.ca

This website has a toll-free phone number and a “get help” form for free assistance finding information on your employment rights. You can also browse the website to see how workers can ensure just treatment at work.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

CWA/SCA Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Your Rights at Work: An Action Guide for Fair Employment

This booklet explains how workers can protect and assert their rights and what to do if their rights are violated. Topics covered include starting a new job, wages, hours of work, leaves and time off, injuries at work, termination, discrimination and harassment, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Workers' Action Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Co-operating in the return-to-work process

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) requires that a person must obey certain obligations to get disability insurance benefits from the WSIB. This section of the WSIB website addresses these topics and questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do you know what your rights are? Occupational Health And Safety Act

This factsheet has information on the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), who is covered by OHSA, workers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to OHSA, the right to training and information about OHSA, the right to refuse unsafe work, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Making a claim

This pamphlet explains what a worker should do if they have a job-related injury or disease, how they can apply for benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and what happens when the Board gets a report of their injury. It also has sections about what their employer must do, and where injured workers can get legal help.

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Employment Standards Labour Topics and Publications

This website has information about finding the Ministry of Labour’s wide selection of Employment Standards publications by topic or by browsing their publication list. It also tells how to find their information in other languages and in accessible formats.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Workplace insurance claim appeals

If you disagree with a decision in your workplace insurance claim, you can ask a different decision-maker to review the decision and decide whether it is correct, a process called an appeal. This section of the Office of the Worker Adviser website explains how the appeals process works.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Your Health and Safety at Work – Information for Workers

This information sheet briefly explains what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, who and how it protects, what your basic health and safety rights are at work, and what to do if you get hurt or sick because of work.

Available in:

English, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Your rights as a worker – PDF

This resource offers basic information about workers’ rights: what they are and who has them. It also includes information about discrimination, workplace accommodation, taking legal action, and where to get help.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017