Yeah. Use it and lose it …. your job that is. I feel Parental Leave is just another name for Employment Insurance (EI) for unemployment because the day I returned from Parental Leave with my first child I was laid off and didn’t qualify for EI because I hadn’t worked enough hours. I tried to fight it but was told I didn’t have a Human Rights or Employment Standards case for various reasons. I now don’t trust Parental Leave as I was told that I would be guaranteed employment when I returned, instead I had to scramble to find employment or we would have been homeless with a new baby due to our inability to pay our rent. Click here to learn more.