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If i had to leave work to attend a wake not funeral yet as can not bury until spring can i be fired or demoted.

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Pursuant to the Employment Standards Act, employees are permitted to be absent from work for activities that relate to the death of certain relatives. Employers are not able to take action against the employee to punish them for using this time off.

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