CCESO held a FREE online workshop last October 11, 2020. Some of the questions asked by our fellow Care workers are listed below, and were answered by our hosts.
I am still working for my employer, but because of the crisis, I am now working long hours and I am not being paid overtime or for all of the hours I’m working. I am very lucky to still have my job, but I’m scared if I tell my employer about my rights, I will be laid off. What can I do?
My employer is threatening me that if I leave the house to buy groceries or go for a walk, I will be fired. I have been locked up in their house for months. What are my rights in this situation? Why can my employer leave the house, but I can’t?
I want to leave my employer because I am working long hours with only 1 day off. My employer is very demanding and sometimes even the children are verbally abusive. I have been in this job since Sept 2019 and my work permit will expire on Aug 2021. My health is deteriorating but I'm afraid to resign. What should I do?
If my employer is mistreating me, what should I do? (i.e. document everything!)
Explain the different areas of abuse (i.e. financial,
Do I have access to sick days or emergency leave?
My employer fired me during COVID-19, what are my rights?
Is it legal for the employer to pay our overtime hours with rest days/hours instead of money? What should we do if they are demanding this?
I work for a close relative and she said that our contract is only on paper so she does not pay me regularly. Is this legal? I want to leave because they treat me like a maid
My employer was away for two weeks and I was left alone in the house. They say that was already considered my vacation because I was not doing child care for the children. Am I still entitled for a vacation pay if I want to go away?
Can I get income support if I am laid off due to COVID-19? (i.e. new Canada Response Benefit). What income support can I access now that CERB is over?
My employer reduced my salary, but not my hours of work. They forced me to collect CERB even though I am still working full-time hours for them. Is this right?
If I am receiving minimum wage, should my wages go up after October 1st?