204. No employer may, by reason of the leave, dismiss, lay off, suspend, demote or transfer an employee, or do anything that would adversely affect any of the benefits attached to his employment.
The leave does not interrupt the continuous service of the employee.
While on leave, the employee may continue to contribute to all the plans in which he is a participant provided he applies therefor in writing at the beginning of the leave and pays the totality of the premiums, including the employer’s contribution.
At the expiry of the leave, the employee is entitled to the benefits he would have received if he had been at work during that time.