76.52. An officer shall be granted, for the purpose of adopting a child, a leave without pay not exceeding 10 weeks from the date on which he or she actually takes custody of the child, unless it involves the child of a spouse.
An officer who travels outside of Québec to adopt a child, except for his or her spouse’s child, shall, by applying in writing to the employer, if possible, 2 weeks in advance, obtain leave without pay for the required travel time.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the first and second paragraphs, the leave without pay shall end no later than the week following the start of benefit payments under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan or the Employment Insurance Plan, when the provisions of section 76.41 become applicable.
During the leave without pay, the officer is entitled to the benefits provided for in section 76.56.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.