Are pregnant women who are medically unable to work entitled to short-term disability benefits?

The treatment of the medical component of pregnancy leave under benefit plans is a legal controversy
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

We provide short-term disability benefits to our employees, which are self-insured. Our existing short-disability plan does not cover pregnant women who are medically unable to attend work for a period of time due to the pregnancy. Is this contrary to human rights legislation?

Answer: