8.13. An employee who is credited with 3 months of uninterrupted service may be absent from work, without pay, for a period of not more than 12 weeks over a period of 12 months where he must stay with his child, spouse, the child of his spouse, his father, his mother, his brother, his sister or one of his grandparents because of a serious illness or a serious accident.
An employee must advise the employer as soon as possible of an absence from work and, at the employer’s request, furnish a document justifying the absence.
However, if a minor child of the employee has a serious and potentially mortal illness, attested by a medical certificate, the employee is entitled to an extension of the absence, which shall end at the latest 104 weeks after the beginning thereof. Section 8.09, the first paragraph of section 8.10 and sections 8.11 and 8.12 apply, with the necessary modifications, to the employee’s absence.