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Parental, pregnancy, and other leaves


Includes parental, pregnancy, emergency, and family medical leaves.

What the clients may say:
  • "I went back to work after my parental leave and was given a different job with a lower salary."
  • "My employer told me that if I take parental leave it will affect my seniority."
  • "My employer said I can’t receive extended health benefits when I’m on parental leave."
  • "My employer’s insurance won’t cover me because I have HIV."

Legal Services

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Provides free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.


Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Other Services

Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards Office

Enforces the Employment Standards Act, provides information and education, investigates possible violations, and resolves complaints.

Toronto Worker's Health & Safety Clinic

Provides free information, legal advice and representation to low income  workers who face health and safety problems at work

Workers' Action Centre

Provides information and advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment.

Steps to Justice