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Hi, I am wondering what Ontario Law states about working alone.
My Manager is no longer working with the company and the other employee that works with me is on Vacation next week.
That leaves me in the Warehouse by myself putting together orders and loading and unloading trucks.
I have been told it is illegal for me to work alone but I cannot find any information regarding this law for Ontario. We are also not part of a Union if that matters.
Can you please advise me here?
Thanks for your consideration.
Thank you for your question. In general, there is no law about working alone. However, health and safety laws dictate what would be considered safe working conditions depending on the situation. If it is not safe for you to work alone in the warehouse, your employer cannot force you to do so and you have the right to refuse work in accordance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. If your employer does not rectify the situation or insist on you unsafely working alone, you can file a complaint with the Ministry of Labour.