From: Proulx, Arlene (MOL) Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 4:56 PM
Subject: Employment Standards Claim #70178062-6 mailed-by: ontario.ca
Good afternoon Melvin:
I received your voicemail Friday January 27 2017 requesting a return call.
I would like to confirm that we have received a total of 9 emails from you. The emails that have been received have been attached to your claim for review.
Please be advised that your claim has been escalated for further investigation by a higher level officer than myself due to the reprisal allegation. Claims with reprisal allegations are investigated by a higher level officer.
Your claim is currently in the queue awaiting assignment to an officer. Once an officer at the higher level becomes available, your claim will be assigned and that officer will contact you.
Employment Standards Officer #1128
Provincial Claims Centre – Employment Standards Branch
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Who is easyhome?
Also below you will find the regulations and the process taken by the Ministry of labour for allegations of Reprisal under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
Update: Above is taken from a email received regarding the Ministry of labour Claim yesterday, in regards to my allegations of reprisal, harassment and workplace voilence which are separte issues but the harassment discrimination and violence is another issue that I want closure on as well and I don’t mean money because that solves nothing, I want Justice this time around, I want to pursue these mater’s because they did with out a doubt continually refused all my request for a transferr while the harassment continued. Then when I filed the claim on Feb 1, 2016 at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for arbitration, to ask that they decide if I should be granted a transferr or not, six weeks later on March 14, 2016, easyhome (goeasy limited) terminated my employment in reprisal. The links to the official documents and MOL regulations and legislation are supplied below as well
REPRISALS BY EMPLOYER PROHIBITED
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) provides workers with rights and responsibilities. It prohibits employers from penalizing workers in reprisal for obeying the law or exercising their rights.
Under Section 50 of the OHSA, an employer cannot
- dismiss (or threaten to dismiss) a worker
- discipline or suspend a worker (or threaten to do so)
- impose (or threaten to impose) any penalty upon a worker, or
- intimidate or coerce a worker…
… because a worker has
- followed the OHSA and regulations
- exercised rights under the OHSA, including the right to refuse unsafe work
- asked the employer to follow the OHSA and regulations.
A worker also cannot be penalized for
- providing information to a Ministry of Labour inspector
- following a Ministry of Labour inspector’s order, or
- testifying at a hearing about OHSA enforcement
- in court
- before the Ontario Labour Relations Board
- at a grievance arbitration, and
- at a coroner’s inquest
Learn more about Reprisals and Section 50 of the OHSA
Ministry of labour Ontario ~ Reprisals (PDF)
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)