An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

John Rafferty  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of March 5, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to extend from twelve weeks to fifty-two weeks the period during which an employee may be absent from work due to illness or injury without being dismissed, suspended, laid off, demoted or disciplined by an employer.

Elsewhere

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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

March 5th, 2009 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

John Rafferty NDP Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-335, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury).

Mr. Speaker, this bill will extend the allowable period of absence for illness and ensure that a worker cannot be dismissed, suspended, laid off, demoted or disciplined by an employer if the worker misses work due to serious illness for a period of up to 52 weeks. I believe this bill is fair and will protect seriously ill workers while ensuring that businesses remain viable.

This bill, if passed, will make a tremendous difference in the lives of many families right across Canada. I hope it receives the support of all the members.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)