What happens when an employee subject to one-year contracts requests pregancy leave?
The employee in this case had been working for the Community Justice Society in Nova Scotia on a one-year contract basis for two years. She asked for a meeting with the executive director because her contract was ending in a month’s time. She advised the executive director that she was three months pregnant but that she planned to continue with her work, apply for the next one-year contract, have her baby and return to work. According to the employee, she was offered a five-month contract extension only.
The society claimed that the employee did not get a contract renewal due to performance issues. Her record showed that she had received a written reprimand, and a two-day suspension in 2010, but otherwise, her record was clear.
On Monday, April 8, 2013, the employee testified at a Nova Scotia human … Continue reading “Balancing one-year contracts with pregnancy leave”