July 26, 2016
Statutory absences are absences from work that an employee is legally entitled to take by virtue of the applicable law. Employees are legally entitled to statutory leaves and an employer cannot take any action against an employee because they have taken such a leave.
(Certainteed Gypsum Canada Inc. and Unifor, Local 591-G (UP-1), Re (2015),  O.L.A.A. No. 95, 2015 CarswellOnt 3639 (Ont. Arb.) at para. 31 Gee (Member))
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