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I’m a mom of three kids just getting back into the work force about 6 months ago. My hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday. Recently due to summer and school being done I have to switch daycare- ONLY for the summer- and the only one I can find only offers care 8:30-4:30. So I’d only be able to work 9-4. My boss is threatening termination. Do I have any rights? I love my job. I need my job. I want this to be my lifelong career.

Thank you for your question.

You have the right under the Human Rights Code to be accommodated up to the point of undue hardship. First, you need to show that you have exhausted all reasonable alternatives in making daycare arrangements that will work with the company's requirements. If that doesn't work, you should seek accommodation from the employer, explaining the options that you have explored already. In other words, you would have to show that it is not just a preference, but a necessity.

If your employer terminates your employment for this, it will likely be a wrongful dismissal and a human rights violation. But to give a complete answer on this, we would need a consultation to discuss your situation in more detail.

In this regard, I would strongly recommend that you contact us at the number below.
The Lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
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