Case # 35623
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, et al. v. British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association, et al. (November 12, 2014)
The collective agreement provides birth mothers and fathers and adoptive parents with 95 percent of their salary for the two-week unpaid waiting period for EI benefits. The agreement also provides 70 percent of the
difference between ei benefits and their salary for an additional 15 weeks. Birth mothers could elect to take their supplemental employment benefits with their maternity leave or their parental leave. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation filed a grievance against the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. The grievance alleged the association failed to provide supplemental employment benefits to birth mothers in relation to maternity leave and parental leave. The Federation alleged that this failure was discriminatory conduct contrary to the Human Rights Code and the Charter.