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Ministry of Labour multilingual portal

This web site has links to information in a number of languages about working in Ontario, on topics such as employment rights, filing a claim, and how employees are protected. Users can search for information by topic or by language.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Non-unionized employees

This card offers a checklist of issues to keep in mind when working as a non-unionized employee.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Wrongful Dismissal

Recorded on June 13, 2013 – This webinar, intended for community workers, presents options for workers who have been fired or laid off. It looks at when an employer can fire an employee, what a worker can do if they are wrongfully dismissed, and what the courts or the Ministry of Labour look for when dealing with dismissal cases.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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How the taxman looks at severance

This Moneyville article looks at how to minimize the tax you pay if you are fired and get a severance package or court-awarded damages.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Toronto Star

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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What Can I Do If I’ve Been Fired?

The latest in the Learn Law series, this information sheet looks at the options available to you to enforce your rights if you’ve been fired. These options include claims under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), Canada Labour Code, Human Rights Code, or a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in court.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Applying for EI – Changes to the Record of Employment form

This article in the Community Advocacy Legal Centre Spring 2011 newsletter describes what to do if an employer has submitted a Record of Employment electronically, including how to get a copy online.

Available in:

English

Format:

Newsletter

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Fired or laid off? Your rights after being dismissed from employment

This webinar discusses what signifies job loss (for example, verbal dismissal, termination letter, or layoff), what workers’ rights are when they lose their job, and how workers can enforce their rights.

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2010