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Employment Standards

Your Rights at Work

If you have questions or concerns about your rights at work, you may choose to speak with your employer or the Human Resources department at your place of employment. If you are uncomfortable approaching your employer or still have questions or concerns after speaking with your employer, you can contact the following:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Sets out the rights and duties of workers, supervisors, employers and others for safe and healthy workplaces

As a worker, you have the right to:

  • Know about workplace hazards
  • Refuse unsafe work
  • Participate in addressing workplace health and safety issues

Some examples of employer duties are to:

  • Provide basic health and safety awareness training to workers and supervisors
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to workers on how to work safely
  • Do everything reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from being hurt or getting a work-related illness

Learn More

There are a series of training tools to help you learn how to work safely – several available in different languages at 

For more information:, email:, or call: Health and Safety Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-202-0008​