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What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee? 6 Things You Need to Know

(Originally published 2014. Updated February 2019.) Although often a time of excitement and anticipation, pregnancy can also bring with it an overwhelming amount of uncertainty. While we sympathize with any questions you may have about sleep training, nutrition, or discipline, we will leave these topics to the experts. What we can give you is some […]

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Pregnant Employees: Accommodation, Leave and Doctors’ Notes

Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. In a previous blog post we offered an overview of British Columbia’s human rights regime, and how an employee’s childcare responsibilities fit within that framework. This week, we revisit the topic of an employee’s human rights protections, this time in the context of pregnancy leave. For a refresher on the notions of […]

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Lipp v. Maverick’s Sports Lounge, 2014 BCHRT 199

Our client was constructively dismissed from her employment as a server due to her pregnancy. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal awarded her lost wages plus damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.

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