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Preventive reassignment of pregnant or breast-feeding workers

Preventive reassignment of pregnant or breast-feeding workers

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding your working conditions may put you or your unborn or breast-feeding child’s health at risk. You can ask to be reassigned to tasks exempt from such dangers, under sections 40 to 48 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety.

Can you refuse an assignment if the tasks do not pose any danger?

Do you keep the same salary and benefits when the employer assigns you to other tasks?

What happens when the employer does not immediately propose an assignment?

Who is responsible for paying you?

What happens when you return to work?

What procedure should you follow?

You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in the 2017 OHS Week pamphlet.