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It depends on why they're asking and what kind of information they want. Asking about a criminal record An employer can ask you if you've been convicted of a crime that you have not been given a record suspension for. A record suspension used to be...
Ontario's human rights laws say that everyone has the right to be treated equally and not be discriminated against at work. This means that your employer must do what they can to make things fair for you. This could mean doing things differently for...
Ontario's human rights laws say that everyone has the right to be treated equally and not be discriminated against at work. This means that your employer must do what they can to make things fair for you. This could mean doing things differently for...
If an employer discriminates against you in a way that goes against Ontario's human rights laws, you might be able to make a claim against the employer. You do this with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The Tribunal could order the employer to...
In most cases, your employer must give you notice in writing if you're fired. There are 2 ways that an employer can give you notice: Your employer can tell you ahead of time. The amount of time can depend on many things, including how long you've...
Human rights laws say that employers must not discriminate against you. And if other workers discriminate against you, your employer must take steps to make them stop. If harassment goes against your human rights it is a kind of discrimination. This...
Yes, in some situations, like the ones below. Temporary layoff Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) says you can be laid off without getting any notice of termination if the layoff is temporary. For example, your employer might not have enough...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about hours of work and breaks. In most jobs, you get at least 30 minutes off after every 5 hours of work. Your employer does not have to...
Most workers in Ontario have the right to join a union. For unionized workers, conditions of employment are set out in a collective agreement. The agreement talks about things like wages, hours of work, and overtime pay. Collective agreements set...
When you're in a union, you have to use the process in the collective agreement if your employer does not follow what the agreement says. The one time you don't have to do this is if your complaint is about something that goes against your human...
Your collective agreement sets out conditions of employment. The agreement usually covers things like wages, hours of work, and overtime pay. It's up to the union to make sure your employer follows the agreement. So you need to start by talking to...
If you have a union at work: your collective agreement sets out your conditions of employment, like wages, hours of work, and overtime pay what's in the collective agreement is decided through collective bargaining you pay union dues, which your...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about how many hours you have to work. Even if these rules apply to you, your employer can ask you to work longer hours. You can refuse to...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about hours of work. In most jobs, your employer can say you have to work 8 hours a day. If your employer's regular work day is more than...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about the maximum number of hours you have to work and breaks. But there is no rule about when your employer has to give you your work...
In most situations, it is against the law for your landlord to take your things. But if you leave things behind when you move, your landlord can sell them, keep them, or throw them away. This is true when you move out because of an eviction notice...
After the Landlord and Tenant Board makes an order to evict a tenant, a court official called the Sheriff is in charge of enforcing or carrying out the order. If you have not moved out by the date the eviction order says you must move, the Sheriff...
If you had a Board hearing about your eviction case, the Board member may have told you their decision at the end of the hearing. Or they may have told you they would make their decision later. Either way, the Board will send printed copies of the...
In some situations, the Landlord and Tenant Board can make an eviction order without holding a hearing. This is called an "ex parte" order. Your landlord can apply for an ex parte order, without giving you any notices, if your landlord claims that...
If you cannot stop the eviction application from going ahead, then you will have to prepare for the hearing. You might need to arrange for witnesses to come to the hearing. You might need to make copies of papers or photographs you want to use at...
If you don't go to the hearing, you will not have the chance to tell your side. Even if the Board only hears from your landlord, they can still make a decision about your case. The Board will then send printed copies of their decision to you and...
When a landlord wants to evict someone, usually the first step is to give them a written notice. This first notice should have a name that starts with Notice to End Your Tenancy. It may have one of these numbers at the top: N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N12,...
If your landlord wants to evict you, usually the first step is to give you a written notice. The notice should have a name that starts with Notice to End Your Tenancy. It may have one of these numbers at the top: N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N12, or N13....
If your landlord is trying to evict you for owing rent, you can stop the eviction by paying what you owe. You can do this at any time in the process before the Sheriff comes to change your locks. There is a process the landlord has to follow if they...
Your landlord can try to evict you if they say you have not paid all your rent. First they must give you a Notice to End your Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent (Form N4) with details about what you owe and when you must pay. If you receive a...