Where there is a risk of termination of pregnancy or a risk to the health of the mother or the unborn child, caused by the pregnancy and requiring a work stoppage, the employee is entitled to a special maternity leave, without pay, for the duration indicated in the medical certificate attesting the existing risk and indicating the expected date of delivery.
The leave is, where applicable, deemed to be the maternity leave provided for in section 81.4 from the beginning of the fourth week preceding the expected date of delivery.
2002, c. 80, s. 36.
This provision grants a special maternity leave without pay to the employee in the following two situations:
In both cases, the only obligation that the employee has is to give her employer a medical certificate indicating that there is a danger as well as the expected date of her delivery.
If the employee has not resumed work at the start of the fourth week preceding the expected date of delivery, her special maternity leave will become the maternity leave stipulated in section 81.4 ALS.