76.7. A pregnant officer who is eligible for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan is entitled to 21 weeks of maternity leave which, subject to sections 76.10 or 76.11, must be consecutive.
A pregnant officer who is not eligible for the Québec Parental Insurance Plan is entitled to 20 weeks of maternity leave which, subject to sections 76.10 or 76.11, must be consecutive.
Maternity leave may be for a shorter duration than the durations mentioned in the first and second paragraphs. An officer who returns to work within 2 weeks following the birth must, at the employer’s request, submit a medical certificate attesting that she has sufficiently recovered to return to work.
An officer who becomes pregnant while on a leave without pay or partial leave without pay provided for in this chapter is also entitled to maternity leave and to the benefits mentioned in sections 76.14, 76.16 and 76.17, as the case may be.
If an officer’s spouse dies, the remainder of the maternity leave and the rights and benefits attached thereto shall be transferred to the officer.
T.B. 193821, s. 7; M.O. 2011-019, s. 23.