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Media Coverage May 11, 2020

Schools Reopening: Can Teachers Refuse Work?

Michel Brisebois and Marc-André Groulx of BCF’s Labour and Employment Law Group spoke to CBC about the legal issues related to the reopening of schools.

“Quebec lawyers Marc-André Groulx and Michel Brisebois of the law firm BCF Business Law say not requiring teachers to wear masks is likely not a sufficient reason — under Quebec law — for teachers to refuse work. 

Under the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety, a worker must be in the presence of a danger to his health, safety or physical well-being or that would expose another person to a similar danger," wrote Groulx and Brisebois.

They said the current circumstances aren't seen as an immediate danger.

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