examples of factors that could describe a precarious worker. Canada only consider two groups as having precarious work,workers with fixed end date ofemployment and self-employed.What makes someone a‘precarious worker’ such asworkers miscategorized asindependent contractors, workersperforming illegal work, workerswithout a formal employer,workers with precarious legalstatus, and workers withprecarious social status. Forexample, they are facingparticularly difficult circumstancesand have less power. Precariousworkers may ultimately just beworkers with less power. It meansthat they are weak voice at work.The other example is no benefit.Benefits in waged workers aresuch as vacation, compensation,breaks and so on. The precariousworkers are issuing with nobenefit in workplaces. We shouldbe careful not to think precariousworkers are somehow uniquefrom other waged work. 2. [2 points]The right to know requires workers to have access to information about the hazards of their workplace. One example of the right to know is where a worker would want to know how to safely operate a machine. Provide and briefly describe another example of important information a worker may want to access under their right to know. April 2020
LABR 1260 Final Exam – Working for a Living – Instructor: Chris Rigaux about how effects on their body.If the chemical materials are notgood for health, the workers areright to know about how tohandle these materials duringworking. Also, physical workersare right to know about how tohandle their accidents in theworkplace. 3. [2 marks]Claims suppressionin the workers compensation system takes many forms. One example is rewarding workers for being ‘accident free’ and, therefore, not filing workers compensation claims. Briefly explain why this could be considered claims suppression. Claim suppression in the workerscompensation system means thatactions or inactions by employersthat discourage or prevent WCBclaims by employees. Theassessments are based onemployer’s industry and claimshistory. one of example is createsperverse incentive for employersto suppress claims. Unknownamount of covert claimssuppression occurring. The claimsuppression has been issuedbecause of this. But why ithappens? Because accident
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- Fall '15
- DAVID CAMFIELD
- Chris Rigaux