76.25. While on maternity leave and special leave for pregnancy and breast-feeding, an officer shall retain the employment relationship with the employer. Her contract must be renewed. Her employment may not be terminated. She may not be dismissed, except for gross negligence.
At the end of her maternity leave, an officer shall resume her position with her employer, subject to the provisions respecting employment stability provided for in Chapter 5. Her terms of employment, including her salary, shall be the same as those to which she would have been entitled had she remained at work.
During maternity leave and special leave for pregnancy and breast-feeding, a person who temporarily carries out the duties of an officer may not be dismissed, and her employment may not be terminated for the intended duration of the position, except for serious misconduct. In such a case, the temporary worker may avail himself or herself of the appeal procedure set out in Divisions 2 and 3 of Chapter 6.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.