Employer denies bereavement leave after death of worker's ex-spouse

‘Strained, ungrammatical reading’ unacceptable: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2018

When her former husband of 24 years died, a Saskatchewan worker wanted time off the attend the funeral.

Even though they had been divorced for six years, Sheila Koller, who had two sons with her ex-husband, requested bereavement leave from her employer, the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Koller took time off work from Nov. 5 to 8, 2012, after her husband passed away on Nov. 4.