Leaves of Absence - Articles & Videos
Nadia Zaman discusses Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited, in which the court found that placing an employee on an unpaid leave, after they refused to follow the company’s mask policy, did not constitute constructive dismissal.
There is sometimes confusion about jury duty: will the leave be paid, or unpaid? Does the employee need to seek permission to be away from work?
Prior to January 1st, 2018, employers with 50 or more employees were obligated to provide employees with ten unpaid “Personal Emergency” days. Bill 148 eliminated the 50 employee threshold, and introduced a new requirement that the first two days of the ten-day entitlement be paid.