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Many workplaces refuse to accept employee mental health as a problem. They discriminate against employees suffering from anxiety and depression, often exacerbating the nature of the illness.
Sexual harassment includes any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature that can cause offense or humiliation to an employee. Your job, training or promotion should never be dependent on a condition that is sexual in nature.
Vacation Benefits – Who doesn’t love a vacation? Time off from your job to spend at leisure with friends and family! As an Ontario worker, your vacation benefits are governed by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Collectively, these benefits include vacation time, vacation pay and statutory holiday pay.
On July 14, 2016, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision that affected employees working in federally regulated industries. These include banks, airlines, telecommunications companies, federal crown corporations like Canada Post, etc. If you are such an employee and your pink slip says that you were fired without cause, know this. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that firing federal employees without cause is effectively illegal under the Canada Labour Code (CLC).
Employment Insurance Documents – Your Record of Employment (ROE) | In the event of a job loss, look out for your Record of Employment. Your employer prepares this document as a representation of your employment history with them. This is the most important of all employment insurance documents. Service Canada will use information from your ROE to determine your eligibility for an Employment Insurance claim.
If you become temporarily disabled due to an illness or injury, your employer must offer reasonable accommodation so you can continue working. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently expanded the definition of disability to include circumstances uniquely faced by pregnant women.