Pursuant to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”), an employer has reporting obligations when a worker is exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the workplace. An employer, specifically, must do the following:
- Inform the Ministry of Labour in writing within four (4) days of being advised that an employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus;
- Notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) that an employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus;
- Notify the workplace’s Joint Health and Safety Committee;
- Notify the workplace’s health and safety representative; and
- Notify the trade union (if applicable).
If your employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and you wish to better understand your legal obligations, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to email@example.com.