76.11. At an officer’s request, maternity leave may be divided into weeks if her child is hospitalized or if one of the situations, other than a pregnancy-related illness, provided for in sections 79.1 and 79.8 to 79.12 of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1) occurs.
The maximum number of weeks during which the maternity leave may be suspended is equal to the number of weeks during which the child is hospitalized. For other divided maternity leave options, the number of weeks of suspension is that provided for in the Act respecting labour standards for such a situation.
During such suspension, an officer is deemed to be on leave without pay and shall not receive any allowance or benefit from the employer; however, she receives the benefits provided for in section 76.56.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.