What's a 'comparable position' after a leave?

Workers are legally entitled to the same job after a job-protected leave, but what if that's not the ideal option?

What's a 'comparable position' after a leave?
Laura Williams

Q: When bringing an employee back from parental leave or a temporary layoff, how similar does their job have to be?

A: The COVID-19 crisis has caused wide-spread upheaval across Canadian workplaces. Temporary layoffs became the norm during the early days of the pandemic as provincial lockdowns forced some organizations to shutter fully and others to downsize or pivot to a remote workplace model. The pandemic’s second wave is forcing many companies to consider laying off workers once again.

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