Karl Marx died in the UK in 1883, but workers rights are alive & well in Canada in the 21st Century!
Your safety, pay, and human rights in the workplace are protected by law.
Do you know your rights?
Health & Safety
You have 3 basic health & safety rights:
know about any health & safety hazards on the job
help make your workplace safer
say no to unsafe work
No one can make you do something that will cause you harm!
Which of these is an example of a safe work request?
Your employer must pay you at least minimum wage for hourly work.
Your employer can also deduct (or take away)some money from each paycheque, but only for:
income taxes & union dues
pension plans & employment insurance
health insurance & other benefits
You might also get some paid time off for illness & vacations if you qualify for it.
Your workplace should be free from:
discrimination, harassment, & bullying
sexism, racism, ageism, & ableism
gender discrimination & sexual harassment
You can take legal action against your workplace if it can't guarantee these protections.
Eli is at his first warehouse job. What kind of behaviour infringes on his rights?
If you think your employers or other people in your workplace infringe on any of your rights as an employee: