The OHSA provides workers with rights and responsibilities. It prohibits school boards or supervisors (e.g., principal or designate) from penalizing workers in reprisal for obeying the law or exercising their rights.

A school board is prohibited from dismissing (or threatening to dismiss) a worker, disciplining or suspending a worker (or threatening to do so), imposing (or threatening to impose) any penalty upon a worker, or intimidating or coercing a worker because a worker has followed the OHSA or has exercised rights under the OHSA, including the right to refuse unsafe work, or has asked the school board to follow the OHSA.

For more information on reprisals and the process for reprisal complaints refer to OHSA s. 50 and the MLITSD page on Reprisals.