August 24, 2018
“I’d been in the same position for three years, and was ready for a step up. I applied for a supervisor position. My employer told me that more responsibility would be ‘too much for a woman to handle.’ I was shocked. It made me realize discrimination is still a real problem in some workplaces.”
– Jasmine, Richmond, BC
Do you feel respected in your job? Are there issues at your workplace that make you uncomfortable? All workers in BC have certain legal rights that protect them at work. On the flip side, they also have certain responsibilities towards their employer.
We've published five new pages on your rights at work:
Your employment contract: Every worker has an employment contract, one of the most important agreements you’ll ever enter into.
Your responsibilities to your employer: Learn your options if your employer asks you to do something concerning.
Your privacy rights at work: You're entitled to a certain amount of privacy on the job.
The employer's duty to accommodate: Employers have a duty to remove barriers that cause workers to be negatively affected due to personal characteristics.
If you're discriminated against at work: Under the law, your employer must not treat you unfairly because of who you are.
Thanks to Vancouver lawyers Robyn Trask, Mary Thibodeau, and Leanne Walsh for reviewing these pages for legal accuracy.