What breaks should I get at work?

3. Consider your options if you’re not getting breaks

You may want to talk to your co-workers. If your employer isn't giving you breaks, other workers might not be getting breaks either. You might want to talk to your employer about it as a group.

Ontario's (ESA) says that your employer can't punish you or threaten to punish you for asking them to respect your rights.

If your employer punishes you because you stand up for your rights, you may be able to make a claim to the Ministry of Labour.

But most people don't make claims against an employer that they're still working for. This is because the laws to protect workers don't stop employers from firing their workers. And if you’re fired, it's up to you to take action against the employer to get what they owe you.

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