The laws that are put in place to protect employees, as well as employers, continually change over time. It is important to stay informed and up to date on all laws and acts in place to properly protect yourself and your employees. Employees are given basic rights as they enter the workforce. These acts that cover your basic rights may include hours of work allowed per day, minimum wage, allotted sick days, vacation packages and even severance provisions. One can find all of these basic employment rights in an employee handbook issued by the company or organization.
The basic employment laws defined by the province protect almost 90% of all Canadian workers or territory- each has their own form of legislation. It is critical that employers post employment standards in a visible location for all employees to see.
What Acts Are in Place Covering Discrimination and Employment Equity?
In 1985, the Canadian Human Rights Act, (CHRA), was put back in place which prohibits discrimination in the work place based on ones gender, race, ethnicity, age and various other factors. This act is updated routinely.
The Employment Equity Act (EEA), which falls under the Department of Justice in Canada, was put in place to protect the right of four “designated groups” in particular:
- People with Disabilities
- Aboriginal People
What is Wrongful Dismissal?
Wrongful dismissal is when an employee is terminated from their position, without any warning or reasonable notice. An employer is required to give an employee notice prior to dismissal. If the amount of notice is insufficient, it can be considered “wrongful.”
An employer might haves a valid reason for terminating an employee, but due to the laws put in place by the employment standard legislation, they are required to provide minimum amounts of warning prior to termination. There are multiple ways one can notify an employee, including a working notice, or salary continuance, all of which depend on the company/organization.
Workplace issues occur almost every day and require an in-depth investigation, and timely legal guidance from an experienced Employment Law firm, like Cariati Law.
If you feel like you are a victim of wrongful dismissal, or your workplace rights were violated, call Cariati Law right away at 289-807-5165 or Toll Free at 1-888-629-8040. Or fill out the Free Consultation Form at the bottom of this page, and we will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case. We will be your advocates by providing the best legal representation possible and will guide you through the entire process and make sure your rights are being protected.
At Cariati Law, we will review every detail of your case and fight to secure the maximum compensation for your situation. You deserve straight answers about your case, and you will get them from the experienced lawyers at Cariati Law.
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