- What should I do when leaving my job?
- Checklist of things to ask and information to take away from your job
- Checklist of things to leave at your job
- Other things to consider
|What should I do when leaving my job?
In the future, if you have health or pay problems that may relate back
to your job, you will want to have certain information. If you don't get it
when you leave the job, it may be next to impossible to get afterwards.
|Checklist of things to ask and information to take away from your job
- Name, address, telephone numbers, etc. of the business.
- Your employment record, including hours, days worked, rate of pay,
total pay, holiday pay, vacations taken, leave, deductions for taxes,
dues, CPP, etc.
- Any records about any incidents or injuries you might have suffered,
no matter how minor.
- The names of supervisors and anyone you might have dealt with during
an incident (safety officer, worker safety rep, nurse, doctor).
|Checklist of things to leave at your job
- Your forwarding address.
- A good impression.
|Other things to consider
Has your employer terminated your employment? Your employer isn't required
to give you a reason for being terminated. However, there are some
reasons your employer cannot use to terminate you. For example, your employer
cannot terminate you for asking questions about the law, refusing to work
excess hours, or taking pregnancy, parental or emergency leave. (See
What should I get paid: Termination pay)
Under the law, an employer can terminate an
employee who has been employed continuously for three months or more if the
employer has given the employee proper written notice of termination and the
notice period has expired.
An employer can terminate the employment of an
employee without written notice or with less notice than is required if the
employer pays termination pay to the employee.
When employment ends, all wages owing to the employee are due and payable
either seven days after the employment ends, or the day that would have been the employee's next pay day, whichever is later. Contact us if you have problems.