Can an employer terminate an employee on the basis that he or she is pregnant?

No, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee based on their pregnancy in Ontario. The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, and employers are required to accommodate employees who are pregnant or on parental leave.

If an employer terminates an employee because of their pregnancy, the employee can file a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal or take legal action against the employer for wrongful dismissal.

It is important for employers to ensure that they are not discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy or any other protected ground, and to provide appropriate accommodations for employees who require them. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 1-877-892-7778.

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