Right To Refuse

Work refusals related to COVID-19

Under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, workers have the right to refuse work that they reasonably believe constitutes a danger to their safety and health, or that of another person should they perform the task. The Province of Manitoba has added new information with regard to COVID-19 and work refusals. Learn more.

Right​ to Refuse

​​Section 43 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act explains the right to refuse. A worker has the right to refuse to perform a specific job or task they believe is unsafe without being disciplined by the employer. The employer or supervisor may temporarily assign a new task to a worker while the right to refuse is being investigated, at no loss in pay.

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