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Length of Maternity/Parental Leave
Ask the ExpertCategory: QuestionsLength of Maternity/Parental Leave
hri_Admin asked 4 years ago
Hi...when are employees taking maternity and parental leave need required to tell their employer how long they will be off work? I know they have the option of taking 12 or 18 months. We are located in Ontario.
1 Answers
Glenn Demby answered 4 years ago
Under ESA Sec. 46(4), employees must give' written notice for pregnancy leave at least 2 weeks before leave begins. You also have the right to request a certificate from a qualified medical practitioner stating the due date.  The same 2 weeks' notice is also required for parental leave (absent the right to request written certification) under Sec. 47(4). Hope that helps. Glenn