The Act respecting labour standards contains provisions concerning leaves due to the death or funeral of a loved one that protect the majority of Québec workers, whether they are full or part time.
An employee may be absent from work for:
An employee of the clothing industry may be absent from work for:
The employee must notify his employer of his absence as soon as possible.
The leave may be only be taken from the day of the person’s death up to that of his funeral.
In the case of the suicide of the spouse or child of the employee, the latter is entitled to a maximum leave of 52 weeks, without pay.
If the spouse or child of the employee dies as the result of a crime, the employee may benefit from a leave without pay of up to 104 weeks. Consult section Victim of a crime for more details.
An employee who is on vacation, on maternity, paternity or parental leave at the time of the death or funeral is not entitled to the days of leave granted for a death or a funeral.