Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District
For Nunavut & Yukon contact the provincial Alzheimer Society closest to you.
Even though Lee is worried about the ramifications of requesting time off from work, there are a few reasons why his boss may seriously consider such a request:
Lee may also be concerned about disclosing to his boss that his father has dementia because of the stigma attached to the disease.
Before approaching his boss, he should speak with the Human Resources department to get a thorough understanding of the company’s policies regarding leave and other benefit programs.
At the time of his request, Lee should be prepared to discuss the following with his boss:
He should also go in understanding what legal obligations the company has to him.
On March 5, 2013, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leave to Help Families), 2013 received First Reading in the Ontario Legislature. If passed, Bill 21 creates a new category of job-protected leave in Ontario that would allow employees to take up to 8 weeks’ unpaid leave to look after seriously ill family members (including parents).
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