Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
A worker who is the victim of an employment injury (see definition) has the right to return to work. That right enables the worker to return to his or her employment as a priority, on the same conditions or, if not:
The right to return to work may be exercised provided the contract of employment has not expired:
Application of the right to return to workThe right to return to work is applied according to the collective agreement in effect. If there is no collective agreement, the workplace health and safety committee determines the terms and conditions of the return to work. If there is no collective agreement or committee, the worker and the employer must agree between them in that regard. The Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail intervenes only as a last resort, and upon request. NoteThe right to return to work applies differently to construction workers.
Employment injuryAn injury or a disease (including its aggravation, relapse or recurrence) arising out of or in the course of an industrial accident.
ClienteleAny worker, or person considered as such by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail having sustained an employment injury (see definition).
NoteVarious terms and conditions apply when an employment injury occurs in a border region or outside Québec.
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