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Jurists on maternity leave win legal fight with Quebec

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Luis Millan

Quebec government lawyers and notaries, still on strike after more than four months, won a legal battle after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that the government discriminated against jurists on maternity leave.

In a nuanced decision that will provide comfort to both employers and labour organizations, the appeal court found that it is not discriminatory if employers under certain circumstances “distinguish” for purposes of compensation between employees who provide services to employers and those who do not such as those on maternity or sick leave....