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Return to Work Letter (Covid-19/Coronavirus)

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Last revision 10/02/2023
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Size 2 to 3 pages
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Last revisionLast revision: 10/02/2023

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Return to Work Letter (Covid-19/Coronavirus)

This Return to Work Letter contains instructions to be used when employees need to be called back to work following a lay off. The purpose of this document is to inform employees that they should return to work after a lay off due to the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

The letter indicates whether employees should return to their regular workplace or perform their duties at home.

The letter can be customized to indicate any new procedures to limit employee exposure to the Coronavirus. The letter can also be customized when employees are required to work from home. This way, employees can be informed of their work-at-home schedule and how they will be supervised during this period.

How to use this document

This document can be used to call back employees to work while informing them of the protective measures that have been put in place against Covid-19. It is important to follow the accompanying recommendations and then personalize it to help employees return to work with the assurance that their health and safety is top priority.

This document must be signed by the employer or an authorized staff member and either posted or delivered to employees. A copy of this letter should be kept in the file of each employee to whom it is sent. Employers may also ask employees to confirm receipt of this letter once it has been sent to them.

Applicable Law

Employees have three specific rights regarding their health and safety in the workplace stemming from the Canada Labour Code, Part II, or respective Provincial counterparts, such as Occupational Health and Safety laws:

  • the right to know;
  • the right to participate;
  • the right to refuse dangerous work.

Employment and Social Development Canada's Labour Program created a brochure, Pamphlet - Summary Health and Safety, which contains general information on the Code, Part II. The three rights mentioned are explained in this brochure.

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