Feb 21, 2014

Number of pregnancy leave demotion cases increasing

Advocate Daily Post

In spite of the fact that employment legislation surrounding pregnancy and parental leave is well-established, situations where a parent’s position has changed or been terminated while on leave are on the rise, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Fisher.

I’ve seen a marked increase in the number of people consulting me in this area. That’s what I’ve found surprising – you would think that, as these statutes have been around for a long time, that employers would know and understand their obligations. And it may be that they still do know and understand their obligations, it’s just that they are more willing to push the envelope, says Fisher, litigation partner with Basman Smith LLP.

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