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Ontario - Family Caregiver Leave or Family Medical Leave for sick parent

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Ontario - Family Caregiver Leave or Family Medical Leave for sick parent

Asking this question, for a family member working parttime in a grocery store (in toronto) for few yrs now:

Are they entitled to Family caregiver leave OR Family medical leave to care for a very serious condition parent (heart bypass surgery etc) in Ontario? It would be unpaid obviously since there is no employer benefit.
This is being asked in terms of job-protection aspect. The family member would are for the sick parent and help with post-surgery recovery etc.
Or would they risk termination or layoff or be asked to resign ??
I would mention that parent is overseas so worker would have to leave the country 2-3 months.

ESA and Ontario websites do mention these leaves but we're not sure whether these are still available or current govt has cancelled them?
If the family member gives notice and takes leave for 2-3 months, is their job protected or not? (assuming store doesn't shutdown or layoff people in that time).

If any experts can offer insight, would be appreciated.
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