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In Ontario, an employee is required to give their employer a minimum of two (2) weeks written notice before commencing their pregnancy leave. Further, if requested, the employee must also provide the employer with a certificate from a medical practitioner stating the baby’s due date.

Notice can be given retroactively if the employee must stop working due to complications caused by pregnancy. In this case, the employee has two (2) weeks after the stoppage of work to provide written notice to the employer of the date that pregnancy leave began.

It is important to note that failing to give the required notice does not preclude an employee from the right to a pregnancy leave.

If you are pregnant and seeking advice as to how to disclose your pregnancy status to your employer, please contact Toronto employment lawyersSultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to khayward@sultanlawyers.com.