Unsafe workplaces and low pay: The law and health and safety issues faced by low-income workers in Ontario
As part of Access to Justice Week in October, CLEO is partnering with Connecting Ottawa on a webinar presentation on “Unsafe workplaces and low pay: The law and health and safety issues faced by low-income workers in Ontario.”
Indigenous Peoples, singles aged 45-64, persons with disabilities, single parents (most of whom are women), seniors, recent immigrants, Black individuals and individuals from other racialized communities, 2SLGBTQIA (in particular trans) individuals and people with significant health issues are disproportionately over-represented living below the low-income cut-off in Ontario and over-represented in low-paying jobs. Working in public facing service jobs, support occupations, in-home care and service, food service, seasonal and temporary labour, and the gig economy, many of these individuals face unique health and safety challenges in their workplaces and are often unaware of their rights.
This session will discuss the unique health and safety issues being faced by gig and low-wage employees, their rights, and what recourse is available under current employment law.
Speaker: Chetan Muram, Staff Lawyer, Workers Health and Safety Legal Clinic
Date: October 25, 2022 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm