Workers' compensation

Workers' compensation is a liability and disability insurance system under the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act.

The Workers' Compensation Board website has described the work of the WCB as a system that protects employers and workers against the full impact of work-related injuries and illness.

Workers who have claimed or received benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act may concurrently make a human rights complaint should the employee have been discriminated against in the workplace based on a ground protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Further information on workers' compensation can be found at the website of the Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta.

Revised: February 1, 2010 


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