An employer refuses to hire me
An employer refuses to hire me because of my union membership
An employer cannot refuse to hire you because you are a member of a particular union. For example, you learn that you were not hired for a job site because the company only hires members of a certain union.
If you believe that an employer has not hired you because of your union membership, you can file a complaint with one of the following organizations or both:
An employer refuses to hire me because of a personal characteristic
An employer cannot refuse to hire you on a job site because of a personal characteristic.
It is considered hiring discrimination if an employer’s refusal to hire you is based on your:
- Social condition
- Political beliefs
- Civil status
- Handicap or method used to cope with a handicap
- Gender identity or gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Race, colour and ethnic or national origin
See the website of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) for a definition of each of the motives for discrimination.
For example, an employer cannot refuse to hire you because you’re a homosexual male, because you were born in another country, or because you’re a woman.
You can file a complaint with the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) if you believe that you have been a victim of hiring discrimination.