Employment and work – More legal information
Our tip sheets
CALC offers a number of employment-related tip sheets, on a variety of employment issues:
Trouble finding work due to a criminal record
A criminal record check will not show convictions for which there has been a record suspension. See our tip sheet on criminal records and employment for information on how to get a record suspension.
For youth, see the Steps to Justice website for information on “Will a youth record affect my changes of getting a job“, and more about youth criminal justice questions.
Read our tip sheet about what to keep in mind before signing an employment contract.
Sexual harassment at work
Read our tip sheet on sexual harassment in the workplace for what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work.
Human rights at work
Lost your job?
If you feel you were wrongfully dismissed, contact us for help.
See our fact sheet on Employment Insurance.
No ROE? This tool from Steps to Justice generates a letter to your employer asking for a copy of your ROE.
See our page on Employment Insurance for more information.
More sources of legal information
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
CLEO has many pamphlets on employment related issues, including:
CLEO Legal Rights on Vimeo has this ASL Interpreted video on Workers’ Rights during COVID-19 (posted June 3, 2021):
Workers Action Centre
The Workers Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. They provide a number of fact sheets (in different languages).
Ministry of Labour
- Employment Standards – information on employee rights
- How to file a claim – step-by-step guide to filing a claim
- What you should know about The Ontario Employment Standards Act – this must be provided to employees within 30 days of hiring
- Are you covered by the Employment Standards Act (ESA)?
- Guide to the ESA
- Minimum Wage – information on current rates
- Temporary Help Agency Assignment Workers – OHS rights
The MOL also offers an Employment Standards Self-Service Tool which helps employees and employers in Ontario understand some of their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets certain minimum standards of the ESA.
See their other tools as well (such as public holiday pay entitlements, severance pay entitlements, notice of termination and termination pay.)
And see their videos on YouTube on your rights under the Employment Standards Act.
Migrant Rights Network
The Migrant Rights Network is a cross-Canada alliance to combat racism and fight for migrant justice. They are an alliance of self-organized groups of refugees and migrants and allies.