In addition to employment contracts, employer-employee relationships are often also governed by one or more workplace handbooks or policies. Together, the employment contract and relevant related policies outline many important aspects of the workplace relationship including expectations of both parties, limitations on employee behaviour, obligations of the employer, and similar.
Workplace policies are just as critical to understand as is an employment contract and should be reviewed carefully. At Sultan Lawyers in Toronto, we regularly advise employees on their rights and obligations in the workplace. We can review your employment agreement as well as any workplace policies with which you have been presented. We can proactively advise you on anything that may be a concern, or which may negatively impact you as an employee, and will negotiate with your employer on your behalf where necessary.
All employers in Ontario are legally obligated to have workplace violence and harassment policies in place. The policies must be in writing and must be regularly updated.
The policies must address:
Proper training about the above procedures must also be provided to all relevant workplace parties including managers, other employees, and others.
Other common workplace policies include:
The knowledgeable employment lawyers at Sultan Lawyers can review any policies that govern your workplace, help you understand how they will impact you, explain any areas of possible risk, and ensure that your employee rights are protected. Contact us online or at 416-214-5111 for a consultation.
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