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Act respecting labour standards Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Division VI - Notice of termination of employment or layoff, and work certificate (Section 82 to 84)

Section 84

Work certificate

At the expiry of the contract of employment, an employee may require his employer to issue to him a work certificate in which the following information, and only the following information, is set forth: the nature and the duration of his employment, the dates on which his employment began and terminated, and the name and address of the employer. The certificate shall not carry any mention of the quality of the work or the conduct of the employee.

1979, c. 45, s. 84.


Section 84 ALS allows the employee to require from his employer that he issue the employee a work certificate. This certificate must not be confused with a letter of reference. Only the information stipulated in this section must be mentioned in the certificate.