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Title: harassment
Body:

Ontario's laws say that harassment happens when someone says or does things that they know or should know will bother you. This could be because they are offensive, embarrassing, humiliating, demeaning, or not welcome.

Harassment can include sending emails, posting materials or pictures, making jokes or other comments about:

  • your race, gender identity, gender expression, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or age
  • things like the way you dress, how you talk, or your religious practices

Harassment that goes against human rights laws is a kind of discrimination. Harassment is also against the laws about workers' health and safety.

Title: holiday pay
Body:

In most jobs, people get public holidays off with holiday pay. To figure out your holiday pay:

  • add up your regular wages, plus vacation pay that is payable to you, for the 4 work weeks before the work week with the holiday in it
  • divide that total by 20
Title: homeworker
Body:

Under the Employment Standards Act, homeworkers are employees who do work out of their own homes for an employer. Examples of homework are sewing, stuffing envelopes, online research, answering calls for a call centre, and telemarketing.

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