Health and safety at work

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and your working conditions are potentially dangerous to your health or that of your baby, or if you simply have concerns about this matter, discuss it with a physician.

If you are not already on leave for a pregnancy-related health condition, the doctor will ask an occupational health doctor to assess whether your work presents risks with regard to pregnancy or breastfeeding.

If this is the case and you are an employee who does not work for a federally regulated business, you are covered under Québec’s For a Safe Maternity Experience program.

If you work for a federally regulated business, you are covered under the Canadian Labour Code. For information, visit canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/ programs/employment-equity/regulated-industries.html.