Myth or fact?
Your employer is struggling and doesn’t have enough work for you right now. They’re sorry but they have to lay you off — or at least ask you to work fewer hours. Just till things pick up. You don’t doubt their sincerity. But neither do you necessarily have to accept this deal. Learn your rights if you're temporarily laid off.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many BC workers are being temporarily laid off. Emergency financial support is available, including for those who remain job-attached but earn no more than $1,000 per month. See our information on coronavirus and benefits for workers.