Law Reform - Submissions re: Bill 27 Working for Workers Act, 2021

December 1, 2021

The Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic (“the Clinic”) is a community legal aid clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Our mandate is to provide legal advice and representation to non-unionized low wage workers in Ontario who face health and safety problems at work.

In response to the proposed Bill 27 - Working for Workers Act, 2021, the aim of our Clinic’s submissions is to speak to those specific parts of Bill 27 that we have expertise on, and, to wherever possible, not duplicate the helpful submissions of our colleagues in other legal clinics and in the injured workers community.

Click the below link to review our submissions:

Bill 27 - Working for Workers, 2021 - Submissions to the Standing Committee on Social Policy

Who We Are

Clinic staff represent workers at the Ontario Labour Relations Board who were fired for raising occupational health and safety concerns, federally regulated workers with unlawful reprisal complaints before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, and workers who have occupational disease claims or have appeals with respect to returning to work at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”), Clinic staff also represent workers before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, at Small Claims Court, and workers who have reprisal claims under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Clinic has intervened on several cases before the Court of Appeal of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.