Employees Have the Right to Appeal Discipline

Employees have the right to appeal disciplinary actions taken against them by the employer. So how does that work?

The appeal process is covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Your Workplace Harassment policy requires employers to “include measures and procedures for workers to report incidents of workplace harassment to a person other than the employer or supervisor, if the employer or supervisor is the alleged harasser”. This “other person” could be a registered HR professional (must have at least a CHRP designation under the HRPA), or the Ministry of Labour (the MOL requires you to put them in your policy at a minimum if you have no other resource).

Contact us today to set up your independent, confidential third-party reporting process!