Ontario teacher alleges prejudice due to pregnancy leave

Sick-days credit only given after working complete year
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/19/2019

After she returned from 52 weeks of pregnancy and parental leave, a teacher was surprised to learn that she wouldn’t receive sick-leave credits for the year off.

Lisa Mahon was a full-time teacher at the Golden Avenue Public School in South Porcupine, Ont., who went on leave from Aug. 17, 2015, to Aug. 17, 2016. When she returned to work in September 2016, Mahon was given 11 sick days for the 2016, 2017 academic year.

By March 1, 2017, Mahan had used up all her sick days and she wrote a letter to the school board that said she would be accessing short-term leave and disability plan (STLDP) leave.