Youth Employment Rights

The Relevant Legislation The Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in Ontario. Minimum Age to Work According to the ESA, young workers have the same rights as other employees in most Ontario workplaces. It is important to know that the minimum age for working in Ontario…

What Happens if My Friend Shoplifts?

Camilla’s high school is a ten-minute walk away from a mall so her and her friends usually go there during their lunch period.  In their most recent visit to the mall, Camilla and her friends go into a make up store because they want to buy the newest shade of nail polish.  While most of…

Theft in a Shopping Mall

http://images.clipartof.com/small/76396-Royalty-Free-RF- Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Brunette-Girl-Shoplifting-In-A-Store.jpg Shirley is a 18 year old high school student.  Both her parents work during the day, so they only see her at night. She makes her own breakfast and dinner, and travels to school on her own. She is always studying and receiving good marks for her studies. On her birthday, she wanted…

Consequences for Skipping School and Dropping Out

Walter is currently 15 years old and is just finishing up Grade 10, his second year of high school. He dreams to become a chef one day, and so he currently holds a part-time position working after school at Yummy Patties; a local burger joint where he flips burgers and makes some much needed cash.…

Child Protection: How you can help a friend in need

Daniel is fourteen years old and in grade nine.  He is on his school’s junior basketball team, and practices in the mornings before school.  One morning Daniel and his teammates are in the change room, suiting up for their basketball practice.  They are all talking about an upcoming game against their rival school.  Daniel’s friend…

The Law About Drinking & Driving

Andy and Sam, both grade twelve students, are looking forward to an exciting weekend. Andy’s parents are out of town and have agreed to let him use their car while they’re away. Andy has just passed his G2 driving test and is eager to cruise around town with his friends. One of Andy and Sam’s…

Racial Profiling & Your Rights

Mark is a sixteen year old African Canadian male who lives in a community considered to be a priority neighborhood.  On Friday night, Mark was walking home alone from his shift as an assistant cook when he was suddenly stopped by two police officers. The officers questioned Mark about an earlier armed robbery that took place…