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Where the public holiday falls on a day that would ordinarily not be a working day, or the employee is on vacation, most retail employees qualify for a substitute day off and public holiday pay. Does an employee have to give a reason for declining to work on a public holiday? An employee of a retail business who has the right to refuse to work on a public holiday generally does not have to explain why he or she chooses not to work on a public holiday. Can an employer punish an employee for not working on a public holiday? No. An employee who has a right of refusal can't be dismissed, intimidated or penalized in any way for exercising his or her rights under the ESA.
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Human Rights Protected Areas under Human Rights 1. Race 2. Religion 3. Ethnic Origin 4. Gender 5. Sexual Orientation 6. Pardoned Criminal Conviction 7. Marital Status 8. Family Status 9. Disability 10. Age 11. Alcohol/Drug Addiction You have a Duty-to-Accommodate these areas up to a point of undue hardship . You can discriminate against any of these areas if you have a Bonafide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ: aka “Damn Good Reason!”) Sexual Harassment For something to be considered sexual harassment it must fall under these three areas: 1. Be sexual in nature 2. Be wanted or “ought” to be known to be unwanted 3. Be detrimental to the work environment that would unequivocally change the workplace Employment Equity Employment Equity is a federal guideline that was created to help “even the scales” when it comes to hiring people within under-represented areas within human rights. The four identified areas are: 1. Woman 2. Visible Minorities 3. Aboriginal 4. Disabled Employment Equity suggests a percentage for each group that a federally regulated company (i.e. Canada Post, CN Rail, Bell) employs. It is a suggested guideline, not a quota like Affirmative Action in the United States.
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Pay Equity Pay Equity is defined as “equal pay for work of equal value” . It was created to close the pay gap between men and women doing comparable jobs. A complaint can only be filed when a female dominated job is being paid less than a male dominated job of the same value (although a male can file the complaint if he works in a female dominated job).
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  • Spring '09
  • Danny
  • Employment compensation, employer, Public holiday

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