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Sick Leave Guide


This employer guide explores the basics of sick leave to help you avoid common pitfalls such as absenteeism and high turnover rates. Does your sick leave policy benefit both your business and your employees?

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employers have certain sick leave obligations to employees like their duty to accommodate and they also have rights, such as requesting doctor’s notes. Employees also have certain rights and obligations to employers.

Download this guide to find out why sick leave policies are important, whether sick leave is paid in Ontario and how to generally manage sick leave absences in your workplace. Contact our 24/7 advice line today to speak to an expert for further help: 1 (833) 247-3652.