Personal leave for fathers around the birth of a baby

Eligibility for parental leave for fathers
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today


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?