Know Your Rights

There are laws in place to protect you as a jobseeker and as an employee once you’re hired.

If you have concerns that you aren’t being treated fairly, either during the hiring process or once you’re on the job, there are resources you can access that will help you understand and obtain fair and legal treatment.

8 Types of Illegal Interview Questions and How to Avoid Them: TalentEgg provides a quick overview of the most commonly asked but illegal interview questions and how to deal with them if they come up.

Human Rights at Work: the Ontario Human Rights Commission provides detailed information about human rights during all phases of employment from the initial job advertisement all the way through to employment termination.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): If you are a job seeker with a disability, the AODA outlines your rights and the responsibilities of employers/prospective employers.

Ontario Ministry of Labour: Your Rights at Work: a tip sheet for young workers providing a quick overview of worker’s rights.

Ontario Ministry of Labour: It’s Your Job: covers all aspects of young workers’ rights and responsibilities, including information about internships, workplace harassment, and health and safety.

Employment Standards Act: details every Ontario worker’s rights and provides information about who to contact if you believe your rights have not been upheld.

The Ontario Human Rights Code: the entire text of the Ontario Human Rights Code.