Gone but Not Forgotten?: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Statutory Leaves of Absence

June 28, 2013

Human resource professionals are generally well aware of the protected leaves of absence that are provided for by employment standards legislation, including pregnancy / maternity leaves of absence, parental leaves of absence, and personal emergency / sick / family medical leaves of absence. However, issues often arise with respect to an employee’s entitlements during a protected leave of absence as well as their entitlements upon the conclusion of that leave of absence.

This paper will provide an overview of who is entitled to pregnancy / maternity, parental and personal emergency / sick / family medical leaves of absence. It will also address an employer’s obligations both during a protected leave of absence and following the conclusion of the protected leave of absence.

 

Presented at the annual Davis LLP Toronto Employment and Labour Law Conference on May 10, 2013.