Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. Refusals based on fears of violence must be handled like all other refusals. That is, they must be thoroughly investigated before a decision is made on how to respond to the refusal. Documenting this investigation can be crucial in proving that the company’s response was appropriate.
How To Use The Tool
Use our Model Work Refusal Report to document the investigation of a work refusal. It captures information from all 3 key principles in any refusal investigation: the refusing worker, the worker’s supervisor and the safety coordinator or HR official who investigates it. Adapt the form to meet your own circumstances.