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Ontario allowing employers to fire workers without cause

Show up to work one day and get fired for no reason?

Sorry about your luck.

In Ontario, not a single worker is protected from wrongful dismissal under the Employment Standards Act.

Hit with the flu and can’t make it into the office?

Consider sucking it up, because chances are you won’t get paid. You’ll be lucky to keep your job, in fact.

Have to put in extra hours one week to get the job done?

Whatever you do, don’t expect overtime pay. Or even to get paid at all.

Ontario’s outdated employment laws, currently under review, were designed to create basic protections for the majority of the province’s non-unionized workers.


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