Una Collective Agreement Bereavement Leave

Funeral leave can be taken after the death of an immediate or extended family member. All of the following persons are considered family members. Part 2, Section 7.6 of the Employment Code sets out the rules for funeral leave. Legislation has allowed workers entitled to unpaid leave, after which they must be reinstated in equal or equivalent employment. Workers are entitled to bereavement leave if they have been employed by the same employer for at least 90 days. A staff member may take up to 3 days of bereavement leave per calendar year. Days of leave that an employee does not have to take advantage of cannot be carried over to a new calendar year. A worker must inform the employer as soon as possible before a leave is reinstated. A medical certificate or other documents are not required by law to take bereavement leave, but employers can set their own documentation guidelines. The days of leave that a worker cannot take must not be paid by the employer when the employment relationship is over. An employer cannot terminate the employment relationship or dismiss a worker if he or she requests bereavement leave or is on bereavement leave during bereavement leave. The days of leave that a worker cannot take must not be paid by the employer when the employment relationship is over. Workers with less than 90 days of employment may continue to be granted leave.

However, labour standards do not require their employers to grant them leave. An employee who feels unfairly dismissed can file an employment standards complaint.. . . .

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