Illness or injury during maternity leaveEntitlement of employee who goes on disability benefits while on maternity leaveBy Colin Gibson06/03/2009|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/03/2009 Question: One of our employees had a car accident after commencing maternity leave. In addition to her physical injuries, she began suffering from post-partum depression. The employee went on long-term disability for about a year, but her claim has now ended because she has been declared medically fit to return to work. Can we require her to return immediately, or is she entitled to take the remaining portion of her maternity leave? 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.