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Employees Don’t Get Day Off because Their Pet Dies

My boss wouldn’t even let me take a paid day off when my cat died. This was one of the incidents cited by a client rep in her psychological harassment case against the medical clinic that fired her 4 months into her tenure. While perhaps lacking in compassion, the boss’s conduct wasn’t “vexatious” or harassing the labour tribunal found. Nothing in the Labour Standards Actsays an employee can take a day off from work because of a pet’s death [Dumais et 124670 Canada Ltd., 2018 QCTAT 3574 (CanLII), July 23, 2018].

Bongarde Editorial

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