If you are going on maternity or paternity leave there are certain details you need to know. This is a resource companion to our video series on maternity and paternity leave legal questions with Globe Careers employment lawyer Daniel Lublin, a partner with Whitten & Lublin.
Here are the links to the major information you need to know about maternity and paternity leave, and where to go if you feel you’re being discriminated against by your employer over your pregnancy, maternity or paternity leave.
Service Canada knows people have lots of questions about maternity and paternity leave. The site details when you’re eligible for maternity leave benefits, how to apply, gives links to forms, and how to figure out how much you’ll earn while on leave. The government also has a site to help you deal with the bureaucracy once your baby is born.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has a chart that compares maternity leaves across Canada.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has an online guide for employers regarding pregnancy, human rights and the workplace.
The province’s Human Services department outlines its rules here. It also details other programs in the province for those who will soon become a parent. And here is a booklet about becoming a parent in the province.
The province’s Employment Standards department outlines maternity and paternity leave regulations here.
Manitoba’s Human Rights Commission has a list of guidelines for parents and pregnant women.
The provincial government has a quick list of rules that employers must follow regarding pregnant women.
The province’s Human Rights Commission has a guideline online to help people understand their rights.
Newfoundland and Labrador
The rules for maternity leave in the province are outlined in this guide.
The province’s Human Right Commission has listed guidelines for the accommodation of pregnancy in the workplace.
Prince Edward Island
The province’s Commission des normes du travail has a section online devoted to maternity leave.
Here are some of Globe Careers stories about we’ve written about maternity leave.