Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 19, 2017

I wanted to add a comment that the opt out agreements for lunch and breaks while voluntary in nature as lomg as there's an agreement between employer and pharmacists and in fact , most of these voluntary agreements that are mentioned in the Bill 148 for pharmacists, can be used in some way as a screening tool for hiring by employers. While I understand the reason behind some of those agreements, I really don't like the fact that they can be used as a discriminatory toll in the hiring process . eg. Employer (chain) during interview : Are u willing to sign the opt out agreement because our location in the small town has no backup whil u're at lunch and we have no intention to close the pharmacy while you're at lunch or on break . Candiate : Nope, Result, Declined for job. Candidate : Yes, Result : Hired If those voluntary agreements are not legislated properly, it becomes too easy for the employers to filter out candidates who don't agree to the voluntary agreements. I would like this possibility to be looked at more closely.

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