Employment Law

Can I stay home from work to look after my children?


The rotating teachers strike in Ontario has many parents asking “can I stay home from work to look after my children?”

Do employees have the right to stay home from work to look after their children if they have no alternative childcare options? Does an employer have the duty to accommodate their employee’s request?

Alex Lucifero is an employment lawyer in Ottawa, and Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP. He joined Annette Goerner on CTV Morning Live to discuss an employee’s right to stay home from work on days when Ontario teachers are on strike and no childcare options can be found.

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Ontario teachers strike and taking kids to work
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Duty to Accommodate

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