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Your rights as a worker (Fact sheet)

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What rights do workers have?

There are laws about:

  • the kinds of questions an employer can ask before they hire you,
  • hours of work,
  • minimum wage,
  • vacation pay, holiday pay, and time off from work,
  • health and safety in the workplace, and
  • what you can do if you are fired or treated so badly that you are forced to quit.

There are different laws for different kinds of work. You need to find out what these laws say about the kind of work you do. Unions, some community agencies, and legal clinics may be able to help you with this.