Can an employer charge me money to get hired?

2. Ask for your money back

If you paid an illegal fee and didn't get a job, here are some things you might want to do.

Make notes about everything you remember about what happened, including:

  • how you found out about the company
  • who you spoke to and what they said
  • when and where these conversations happened
  • names of anyone who heard conversations you had with the employer

If you have an address for the company, write a letter asking for your money back. Include the following information:

  • how much you paid
  • how you paid, for example, in cash or with a cheque or money order
  • who you paid
  • when you paid
  • why you should get your money back, for example, the fee was not legal
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