Ontario employers have a positive obligation to post a number of
items on their employee bulletin boards, and a failure to do so can
lead to tickets, compliance orders, or in fewer cases, charges and
The Ministry of Labour has recently updated a document called
"Posting and Training Requirements", which states that
employers must post the following documents in each workplace:
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Health and Safety Policy
Workplace Violence Policy*
Workplace Harassment Policy*
Names and work locations of joint health and safety committee
members (for workplaces requiring a JHSC)
WSIB poster, "In Case of
*Note that a workplace violence policy and workplace harassment
policy need not be posted in workplaces with five or fewer
regularly employed workers.
Leaving aside occupational health and safety and WSIB posting
requirements, employers must also post the Ministry of Labour's
poster, "What You Should Know About The Ontario Employment
And, of course, if the employer receives Ministry of Labour
compliance orders under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the
orders must also be posted for a certain period of time.
It is strategically important for employers to ensure that all
of the above documents are posted in the workplace. When
Ministry of Labour inspectors visit, they often look at the
bulletin board. Complying with all the posting requirements
will send a positive signal about the employer's commitment to
The Ministry of Labour's "Posting and Training
Requirements" document can be accessed
FMC is one of Canada's leading business and litigation law
firms with more than 500 lawyers in six full-service offices
located in the country's key business centres. We focus on
providing outstanding service and value to our clients, and we
strive to excel as a workplace of choice for our people. Regardless
of where you choose to do business in Canada, our strong team of
professionals possess knowledge and expertise on regional, national
and cross-border matters. FMC's well-earned reputation for
consistently delivering the highest quality legal services and
counsel to our clients is complemented by an ongoing commitment to
diversity and inclusion to broaden our insight and perspective on
our clients' needs. Visit:
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.
Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.
Unfortunately, reasonable accommodation for employees in the workplace continues to be the source of significant litigation and even today we continue to see outrageous examples of employers behaving badly.
A former teacher at Bodwell High School has learned a valuable lesson from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal— it is not discriminatory for an employer to offer child-related benefits to only employees with children.
We are now beginning to see reported cases involving charges and subsequent fines laid against employers for failing to provide information, instruction and supervision to protect a worker from workplace violence.
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).