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Employment Standards Act - Personal Sick/Family Care Leaves - 1989

Resolution Number:200.20.14
Year: 1989
Reaffirmed:1990 (Res 200.20.16)/1992 (Res 200.20.18)

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to legislate personal sick leave and family care provisions by amending the Employment Standards Act, to provide that:
1. No employer shall dismiss, lay-off, demote or discipline an employee because of absence due to illness if the employee meets the following conditions:
(a) That the employee has been employed by the employer for twelve (12) weeks; and
(b) the absence does not exceed twelve (12) weeks; and
(c) the employee produces, within 10 days of returning to work from a period of absence of three (3) or more working days, a certificate from a qualified medical practitioner certifying the employee was unable to work due to illness themselves or their immediate family for that period.
2. Employees shall earn paid sick leave entitlement at the rate of one day per calendar month of employment to a maximum of ten (10) days.


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Article ID: 4233