See message below from Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development: We want you to be aware of some important information regarding employment standards in Ontario. Declared Emergency Leave is No Longer Available As of July 24, 2020, the COVID-19 declared emergency ended in Ontario. As a result, Declared Emergency Leave (DEL) under the Employment…

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What is Sex Discrimination? Sex discrimination includes gender, pregnancy, and sexualharassment. It means treating someone badly or denying them abenefit because they are male, female, intersex, transgender orbecause of their gender identity.Sex discrimination can occur in a number of ways, including:• You are called sexist names.• You are not hired or promoted, while others around…

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Workplace gender discrimination comes in many different forms, but generally it means that an employee or a job applicant is treated differently or less favorably because of their sex or gender, or because the person is affiliated with an organization or group that is associated with a particular sex or gender.   Some examples of…

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What is considered sexual harassment? A few of the possible behaviors are: Unwanted sexual advances Unwanted touching Request to exchanging sex for employment benefits Off-color or comments that are sexual in nature A request for sexual favors Unwanted offensive romantic attention Offensive sexual conduct, gestures Unwanted exposure to pornography Unwanted offensive sexual texts, emails or…

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On June 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario confirmed that it is making $9 million available for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), to support residential customers struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. CEAP provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers…

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