Important Victory for Mothers in Employment Insurance
On January 11, 2022, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada ruled in favour of the 6 appellants who challenged the provisions of the Employment Insurance Act that limit the right of mothers to receive Employment Insurance benefits when they lose their jobs during or after maternity leave. The Court ruled that these provisions of the Act discriminate against women on the basis of pregnancy and thus violate section 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Trudel Johnston & Lespérance is proud to represent these women in collaboration with the Mouvement Action-Chômage (MAC) and welcomes the court’s decision with great satisfaction.
For all the details, please consult the page dedicated to this public interest litigation or refer directly to the MAC website here.