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Your Rights at Work: An Action Guide for Fair Employment

This booklet explains how workers can protect and assert their rights and what to do if their rights are violated. Topics covered include starting a new job, wages, hours of work, leaves and time off, injuries at work, termination, discrimination and harassment, and more.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Workers' Action Centre

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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A Guide for Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives in the Workplace

This guide is meant to help workers establish roles and procedures to support health and safety in their workplaces.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Do you know what your rights are? Occupational Health And Safety Act

This factsheet has information on the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), who is covered by OHSA, workers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to OHSA, the right to training and information about OHSA, the right to refuse unsafe work, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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FAQ: Worker’s Health and Safety Centre

This page on the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre website features frequently asked questions about workplace health and safety. Topics covered include:

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries

About six percent of Canadian workers are employed by businesses and industries regulated by the Canada Labour Code. This web site has a list of those businesses and industries, a link to the Code, and links to sites where there is information about provincially-regulated businesses and industries.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment

This page on the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s website lists publications, sample policies and programs, and tools and resources on workplace violence and harassment topics.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Your Rights @Work

This page on the Ministry of Labour website is for young workers (ages 15 to 24) to acquaint them with their rights at work. Topics it covers are Payday; Getting Paid; Working Time, Rest and Eating periods; Overtime; Public Holidays; and If You Lose Your Job. It features a list of The Employment Standards Top Ten issues, and Workplace Warning Signs.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Employment Standards Labour Topics and Publications

This website has information about finding the Ministry of Labour’s wide selection of Employment Standards publications by topic or by browsing their publication list. It also tells how to find their information in other languages and in accessible formats.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law

This electronic resource explains the law on hundreds of employment-related topics and provides commentary on leading decisions of courts and labour tribunals. Each heading is followed by a discussion and case summaries, with links to complete texts.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017