Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review

Colored pencils in a glassIn 2014, the Government of Ontario conducted a periodic legislative review of two important pieces of legislation – the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. The Review Committee at the Ministry of Labour asked Canadian Disability Participation Project’s Employment Team Lead, Catherine Connelly, to present results of her research for their consideration. She focused on disabled employees in temporary agencies, and the potential for discrimination in assigning work. She recommended that the Employment Standards Act be amended to require prospective employers to provide temporary workers with details of accessibility and accommodations available at the proposed workplace. This information is already available in annual accessibility reports required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

To see the recommendations from the Canadian Disability Participation Project’s Employment Team and the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance, click here.