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I work as a manager at a fast food company and when I came back from vacation did not receive any shifts, for 2 weeks. No one tried to contact me, and when I went in to ask why I wasn't getting any shifts they told me I will not receive any shifts until my availability opens. 2 weeks no shifts, not contacted about it, also denied my request to be demoted back down to crew. Is there anything I can do? Can I take any legal action? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Hello Kira,

If an employer refuses to employ you, they must either lay you off with your consent or terminate you with a severance package. You may also be eligible for EI if you are off work for 7 consecutive days.

If your employer refuses to provide you work on the days that you usually worked prior to your vacation, and you wish to pursue your severance entitlements, you should contact us to discuss next steps.


Lluc Cerda
The Lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
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