January 21, 2004

Rights of Worker Returning from Pregnancy Leave

Question: I am an employee who will be returning from pregnancy leave shortly. I work in Ontario . What are my rights to return to the job I previously held? Answer: The Employment Standards Act, 2000, provides specifically for the rights of an employee returning from either a pregnancy, parental or emergency leave. The act…

November 26, 2003

Compassionate Care Benefits

Question: Can you provide me with some information regarding the new changes to the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code with respect to compassionate care benefits? On Jan. 4, 2004, changes to the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code will come into force. The Employment Insurance Act will be amended to…

September 18, 2002

Downsizing a Worker on Maternity Leave

Question: My company is going through a massive downsizing. We are not unionized, so we do have discretion regarding whom we will terminate. One of our employees is pregnant and on maternity leave. If she were not pregnant, it is clear she would be the logical candidate to terminate. Am I obligated to keep her…

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