A Brief Guide to Employment Law for Employees

A Brief Guide to Employment Law for Employees

Have your rights as an employee been violated? How can you tell if they have? Before taking action, you may want to be as informed as possible. Learning about employment law is the first empowering step in taking control of your situation as an employee. Knowing your rights can help you decide whether you should seek compensation for violations of employment law. If any of the below descriptions of unlawful conduct sound familiar, you may want to consider seeking out an employment lawyer for more advice.

Harassment

By now, most employees are aware of their rights regarding sexual harassment, offensive jokes, and assault in the workplace, but those are not the only forms of harassment prohibited by law. Have you been intimidated deliberately by a coworker or superior? Are you the butt of jokes and frequent, malicious teasing? Does your office have an individual who is fond of shoving inappropriate pictures or videos on your face? You don’t have to sit there and take it. Your employer has a level of responsibility to stop and prevent harassment.

Discrimination

Pay differences due to sex, age or race are largely known to be prohibited, but several more categories of protection also exist. Employees are protected from discrimination by the Canadian Human Rights Act based on most aspects of themselves as a person, from their beliefs to their sexual orientation and gender expression. Neither your employer nor your coworkers are permitted to practice discrimination against you regarding pay, scheduling, evaluation, or your treatment as a person in general. If you believe you have experienced illegal discrimination, you may have compensation rights.

Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal

Depending on how long you have worked for your employer and the type of employer, they must observe certain legal requirements if they decide to terminate your employment. Otherwise, they may be wrongfully terminating you. They likely cannot simply throw you out on the street with zero notice or recompense, though exceptions can apply. In addition to wrongfully firing you, your employer can perform what is called constructive dismissal. Perhaps your employer stopped placing you on the schedule, or harassment and discrimination have been leveraged to make your job unbearable. These situations can be complicated, and cases can be extremely risky. Seeking formal advice from an employment lawyer as soon as possible may serve you best.

Ultimately, employment law is far more complicated than the simplifications listed here. If you have questions about a potential case, be sure to talk to an expert in employment law sooner rather than later.

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