Friday, July 15, 2011

Toronto mom with breast cancer wins EI case

A Toronto mother on maternity leave who was diagnosed with breast cancer but denied additional sickness benefits has won her appeal.

In what her lawyer says is a “precedent-setting case,” Natalya Rougas will receive the maximum 15 weeks of sickness benefits in addition to the 50 weeks of combined maternal/parental benefits she took after her son, Aris, was born in January 2009.

The sick benefit amounts to about $6,000, or $400 a week.

Read the full article at the Toronto Star.