Does an employee not returning from leave constitute just cause for dismissal? (Toughest HR Question)

Emergency leave provisions in Ontario entitle employees up to 10 unpaid days
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2013

Question: Is failure to return at the conclusion of an approved emergency leave just cause for dismissal? What if the employee notifies the employer he won’t be returning just yet, despite the fact the employer hasn’t approved additional leave?

Answer: Employment legislation with respect to emergency leave varies throughout the country. In most provinces, no emergency leave provisions are found within the governing employment legislation.