With the hot weather, how cool do we have to keep the work environment?

Some employees have been claiming it is too hot in our plant — is there a legal requirement to keep it a certain temperature?
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

With the hot weather, some employees have been claiming it is too hot in our plant. The plant is air conditioned to about 84 F which seems reasonable to us. It’s very expensive to cool, because the building is not very efficient. An anonymous letter is threatening legal action if the temperature is not lowered. From what I know there is nothing “legal” that requires us to keep it cooler than 84 degrees. Am I wrong?

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