Workers’ rights and employers’ duties

Legally, workers have rights because employers have responsibilities, or duties.

For example, employers are supposed to provide healthy and safe workplaces, finding and fixing hazards. That’s the law in Canada and the United States.

Manitoba has a unique framework for those duties and rights. Coming into force in 1976, it borrows from the U.K. Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, the 1950 definition of occupational health by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the WHO’s definition of health.

More to come.