The laws put in place to protect employees as well as employers continues to 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 aloud 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 employees 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?
When an employee is dismissed from their position without any warning or reasonable notice that employee was wrongfully dismissed. 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 one is 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.
There are multiple acts put in place that protects both employees and employers, all of which differ depending on the providence/territory you are located. These laws are complex and are frequently changing. That is why it is important to have an experienced team of Employment Law Lawyers on your side.
Workplace issues occur almost every day and require an in depth investigation and timely legal guidance from an experienced Employment Law firm. At Cariati law we will guide you through the entire process and make sure your rights are being protected. We will be your advocates by providing the best legal representation possible.
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