Learn about your options if you have issues with safety at work
Question & AnswerI have a problem with my employer. How can my union help me?
You can refuse to do a task your employer gives you if you think it’s dangerous for you or someone else.
You don’t have to ask anyone for permission and you don’t have to talk to your . But you do have to tell your supervisor or employer as soon as possible. You have to tell them why you think the task is not safe.
And if your employer punishes or threatens to punish you for acting on your right, you may be able to make a complaint to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. You may be able to do this instead of using the process in your . Or you might be able to do both.
Getting help to decide what to do
You may want to talk to your union representative . But you might also want to get legal advice to help you decide what to do.