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Sick/Family Responsibility Leave


Who is entitled to sick/family responsibility leave?

An employee who has been employed with the same employer for a continuous period of 30 days is entitled to 7 days unpaid Sick or Family Responsibility Leave in a year.

(section 15.(3) of the Labour Standards Act)

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Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for sick leave?

An employee must provide a note to his/her employer, signed by a qualified medical practitioner, if on sick leave for three consecutive days or more.

(section 43.11(2) of the Labour Standards Act)

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Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for family responsibility leave?

An employee must provide a written statement outlining the nature of the family responsibility leave where the employee is absent from work for 3 consecutive days or more.

(section 43.11(3) of the Labour Standards Act)

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