Time off work

Your rights around vacation time and leaves of absence.

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Taking sick days

Taking sick days

Achoo! Whether you’ve got a case of the sniffles or a major injury, you might need to take time off work to recover from an illness or injury. Learn your rights to taking sick days.

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Taking a vacation

Taking a vacation

Need a break from the daily grind? Fantasizing about sunny beaches and warm weather? Learn your entitlement to take a vacation from your job.

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Taking time off to have or parent a child

Taking time off to have or parent a child

In BC, new parents are entitled to take time off when they have a baby or adopt a child. Two types of leave are available: parental leave and maternity leave.

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