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Employment Rights

In Ontario, there are rules and laws that protect workers. Halton Community Legal Services can provide advice and assistance to employees about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

We can help with:

  • Unpaid wages
  • Wrongful dismissal and termination
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Breaks, vacation, and public holiday pay
  • Harassment and violence
  • Accommodation requests due to human rights (including disabilities such as mental health)
  • Employment insurance
  • Privacy
  • Quitting your job
  • Workplace safety
  • Termination pay or notice and severance pay
  • Overtime and hours of work
  • Tips

If you are having problems with your employment and need assistance with understanding your legal rights, we may be able to help. We can advise on employments standards, workplace safety, and human rights under the laws of Ontario.

We advise employees who are not in a union. If you are in a union, there are different rules that may apply to your situation. There are other resources which may be able to help you:

Steps to Justice: Step by step guides to legal problems in Ontario
Ministry of Labour