When an injury or illness happens on the job, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides compensation such as wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people recover and get back to work. It includes COVID-19.
If you believe that you may have been exposed to the coronavirus while performing your work duties, you should complete a WSIB Worker’s Exposure Incident Form.
Ontarians must keep human rights principles and relevant human rights treaties at the centre of decision-making when dealing with infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. Organizations must recognize their human rights obligations and consider the potential disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on the vulnerable groups they employ or serve.
The Ontario’s Human Rights Code’s policy position is that the Code ground of disability is engaged in relation to COVID-19, as it covers medical conditions or perceived medical conditions that carry significant social stigma.
Updated: January 2024