The maternity leave may be taken after giving written notice of not less than three weeks to the employer, stating the date on which the leave will begin and the date on which the employee will return to work. The notice must be accompanied with a medical certificate attesting to the pregnancy and the expected date of delivery. Where applicable, the medical certificate may be replaced by a written report signed by a midwife.
The notice may be of less than three weeks if the medical certificate attests that the employee needs to stop working within a shorter time.
1990, c. 73, s. 34; 1999, c. 24, s. 22.
The maternity leave is taken by sending a written notice to the employer at least three weeks before the employee is to go on leave, unless a medical certificate stipulates that she must stop working in a shorter time period. The notice must mention the date on which the leave will begin and the date on which the employee will return to work. It must be accompanied with a medical certificate or failing that, a written report signed by a mid-wife, confirming the employee’s state of pregnancy and her expected date of delivery.