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Submitting a complaint

Once you’ve decided to proceed with a complaint, you can submit your prohibited action complaint by following the steps below. Please review our tips for meeting all our requirements before you submit a complaint.

Submitting your complaint form

First, download and complete a Worker Complaint of Prohibited Action (Form 57W1).

You can submit your Prohibited Action Complaint documents using our secure, online portal.

Submit online

You may also submit your documents by email to or by mail to WorkSafeBC, Prohibited Action Complaints Section, PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5, or by fax at 604.233.4040.

If you have questions or would like to speak to us about your complaint, please call our prohibited action complaints line at 604.232.1864 or toll-free at 1.888.967.5377, extension 1864.

Tips for meeting our requirements in your submission

Be thorough

We ask that you are clear and specific, and include as much detail as possible in your complaint. Explain precisely what happened, who was involved, and when and where it occurred.

We require the following:

  • Written statements from witnesses (and consent to share with employer if their identity will be disclosed)
  • Claim number, if a claim for injury or occupational disease relates to the prohibited action
  • Full names, job titles, and any relevant dates or times

If you do not provide enough information for us to determine the complaint’s validity, we will be forced to dismiss it.

Be discreet

We are required to disclose to employers all information from prohibited action complaints. We ask that you do not include information in your complaint that you aren’t willing to disclose to your employer.