Personal leave for fathers around the birth of a babyEligibility for parental leave for fathersBy Tim Mitchell12/20/2007|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: A male employee is requesting a few weeks of leave when his wife gives birth. He is not taking parental leave but just wants some time off around the birth. Can we require him to use vacation time? What are the standards across the country for giving male employees leave when their spouses give birth? Is there a minimum requirement of service time before they are eligible? Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.