A man we will call Greg started working at an automotive manufacturing plant in Oakville in 1994.  In the fall of 2000 he learned that his father in India had passed away.  He went into work and filled out a form called a "Personal Leave of Absence Request".  He indicated on the form that he would be  beginning the leave that day and returning in "4-5 weeks".  Greg indicated the reason for the leave and left the form on his supervisors desk before going home and catching an airplane for India.  He had spoken to his supervisor about the death of his father and so the request for a leave of absence was not a surprise.