Responding to workplace health and safety risks for pregnant workers

by RickyP,
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Sometimes, expecting mothers work jobs that pose risks to their health or safety during their pregnancy; and, workplace accommodation (modifications to work conditions or tasks, or job reassignment) is not feasible. As a result, they must temporarily leave work.

In your opinion, should pregnant workers have the option to access EI maternity benefits earlier than currently allowed (i.e. more than two months prior to their expected due date) in these circumstances?

How much earlier do you think EI maternity benefits and leave should be available for pregnant workers, keeping in mind that up to 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits are provided? Please explain.

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