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Pregnant Casual Supply Teachers are also Entitled to a Preventative Leave
Preventative Leave

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A recent ruling made by the Supreme Court of Canada underlines that pregnant casual supply teachers are also protected by the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety.

This was a significant union victory for the rights of casual personnel.

Casual supply teachers need to be aware that they need to accept offers of supply work even when pregnant, since it will entitle them to a preventative leave and CNESST benefits if they have a physician's certificate and are not reassigned.

This decision ensures that no worker should be obliged to choose between her work and her safety.

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