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Your rights as a worker – PDF

This resource offers basic information about workers’ rights: what they are and who has them. It also includes information about discrimination, workplace accommodation, taking legal action, and where to get help.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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A Primer on Probationary Periods

Recorded on November 30, 2016 (41 minutes): Are you new in your job? Do you work with or represent the newly employed? Have you or someone you know, ever been terminated during a probationary period? This webinar covers the basic, but often poorly understood, rules around probationary periods. What constitutes a probationary period? Can the employer extend a probationary period?

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Employment Standards in the Workplace

This fact sheet describes the categories in which minimum employment standards exist in Ontario and how these standards are enforced. There is information on filing claims under the Employment Standards Act and how to appeal a decision about a claim.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Fired? How To Sue Your Employer in Small Claims Court

This is a booklet for employees who have been fired from their jobs. It is a step-by-step guide to preparing your claim, serving it, filing it with the court, and arguing your case in the Small Claims Court. The guide contains basic information for people who have been fired. It also has samples of the way you write your claim for presentation to the court.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Policy on drug and alcohol testing

The Ontario Human Rights Commission policy on drug and alcohol testing covers topics including:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Pre-Employment Contracts

This resource provides information for employees about employment contracts, what they are, and how they affect workers, both during their employment and after their employment ends.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Migrant Worker Guide – Agricultural Stream

This guide is for people in the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Caregiver Stream

This guide is for people in the Caregiver Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights, services available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, and work permits. 

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Migrant Worker Guide – Low and High Skilled Streams

This guide is for people in the Low and High Skilled Streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) Stream

This guide is for people in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights, what services are available to them in Ontario, employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015