After enduring a long convalescence, that humdrum job never looked so good! An employee may have a right to be reinstated to a former job upon returning from medical leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act generally applies to an employee who has worked for an employer with over 50 employees for at least 12 months. The law provides for an unpaid leave up to 12 weeks in a 12‑month period for an employee’s serious health condition or that of certain family members. An employer must usually make the same or comparable job available, with equivalent benefits, pay, and other terms and conditions of employment, unless the employee fails to return following the leave. The 12‑week period may even extend indefinitely if the employer failed to notify the employee of the commencement of the leave period.Losing a job does not need to be the penalty for being sick . . . if you know your rights.

Employee Reinstatement Rights News

Human Rights Tribunal Awards Reinstatement and Over $400K in …

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) has granted the largest award ever received in a Canadian human rights case. In addition to reinstatement, the award included damages for lost wages …

Employee reinstated, awarded almost 10 years of back pay and …

Employee reinstated, awarded almost 10 years of back pay and other compensation by Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Posted on April 09, 2013. Comments · Share Link; Email This; Print. Will Hockin and Mari Maimets -. Over a year after its …

May 9, 2013 – The Employers’ Edge – The Right to be Reinstated …

The Code provides that following a leave, an employee on maternity or parental leave shall be reinstated in the same position he or she occupied prior to the leave. If the employer cannot reinstate the employee to the same …

HRTO Takes More Measured Approach to Reinstatement and Lost …

In March of this year, we wrote about an alarming decision in which the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario reinstated anemployee of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and ordered the employer to pay nine and a …