Compassionate Care Leave Policy Template
A template you can use to create a new leave policy or vet your current one.
Caring for an elderly parent care or other close family member who’s on the verge of death is an emotionally harrowing experience; less than a decade ago, employees who missed work time to meet this obligation also risked losing their jobs. Today, the right to take unpaid compassionate care leave is a fixture of employment standards laws in all parts of Canada (although Ontario and Québec don’t use that term). So, it’s important to implement a written policy on compassionate care leave. Here’s a template you can adapt, depending on the laws of your own jurisdiction.