New bill proposes changes to Maternity benefits – Daniel Lublin quoted

In light of the current uproar regarding working mother’s rights, the NDP have announced they will be introducing a bill to amend the Employment Insurance Act in favour of expectant and new moms.

The bill will remove what is known as the “combined 50 week cap” on EI benefits. This could mean that women collecting Employment Insurance during their maternity leave will be eligible to file for regular EI benefits should their employment be terminated before their maternity leave is completed.

For more information, please see the story here.  Daniel Lublin was quoted throughout the story. 

Daniel A. Lublin is an Employment Lawyer specializing in the law of Wrongful Dismissal and Constructive Dismissal. He can be reached at or via email.