2. Consider talking to your employer about getting your work schedule

Does my employer have to give me my schedule or a minimum number of work hours?
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2. Consider talking to your employer about getting your work schedule

The general rule is that employers don't have to tell you ahead of time what hours they want you to work.

Some employers like to keep workers "on call" and only bring them in when it’s busy. That way, the employer does not have to pay workers when business is slow.

But you can still ask your employer if they know what hours they need you to work.

Tell your employer if the reason you need to know your hours is related to your human rights. Reasons that relate to your human rights include:

  • your religious beliefs
  • a physical or mental disability
  • having children

For example, you might need to plan ahead how you will get to work because of a disability. If you tell your employer this, they have to consider your needs.

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Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Reviewed: July 29, 2019

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