Employee Handbook - FINAL

Employee Handbook

Table of contents

Page

Introduction

2 2

Applicability of the Employee Handbook

Our core values

3

Section one: Fundamental requirements Human rights

4 6 7 8

Equal opportunities

Diversity

Workplace anti-violence and sexual/gender-based harassment

Health and safety

14 17 21

Accessibility

Reasonable accommodation

Section two: Recruiting staff Hiring practices

22 24 25 26 27

Rehiring practices Employee Referral Anti-nepotism Probationary period

Section three: Managing our work Working hours

28 30 31 33

Workplace flexibility

Working additional hours

Office attire

Section four: Time off Vacation Statutory/public holidays

34 36 38 39 40 44 45 47 48 49

Personal days

Sick days

Short-term disability

Compassionate care/sickness/parents of critically ill children

Pregnancy and parental leave

Bereavement leave

Jury duty & subpoenaed witness leave

Unpaid leave of absence

Section five: Benefits Staff benefits plan

51 52

Pension plan

Section six: Professional development Professional development & tuition reimbursement

53 55

Professional dues & memberships

1

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