Most employees wear their attendance record like a badge of honour. It symbolizes their work ethic and loyalty to their employer. When ill, it is not uncommon to see many opt to come into the office. This, despite receiving government protected sick leave or employer sponsored disability benefits. While many employees do this out of dedication, some in this predicament fear penalties or losing their job. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
This article is for any Ontario employee who is a parent or contemplating parenthood. Pregnant women frequently grapple with the matter of job security. An expectant father considering time off for parental leave might wonder whether his job will still be there when he returns. And working parents may have questions about taking days off to manage the demands of a growing family.