8.06. An employee may be absent from work for 10 days per year to fulfil obligations relating to the custody, health or education of the employee’s child or the child of the employee’s spouse, or because of the state of health of a relative or a person for whom the employee acts as a caregiver, as attested by a professional working in the health and social services sector and governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
The leave may be divided into days. A day may also be divided if the employer consents thereto.
If it is warranted, by the duration of the absence for instance, the employer may request that the employee furnish a document attesting to the reasons for the absence.
The employee must advise the employer of his or her absence as soon as possible and take the reasonable steps within his or her power to limit the leave and the duration of the leave.
The first 2 days taken annually are remunerated according to the calculation formula described in section 6.03, with any adjustments required in the case of division. The employee becomes entitled to such remuneration on being credited with 3 months of uninterrupted service, even if the employee was absent previously. However, the employer is not required to remunerate more than 2 days of absence in the same year, if the employee is absent from work for a reason referred to in this section or in section 8.09.
O.C. 421-2011, s. 17; O.C. 1149-2020, s. 811a.