Sick note info sheet
As of January 1, 2018, most employees in Ontario can take 10 job-protected personal emergency leave days per calendar year, the first two of which are paid. Employers cannot require a medical certificate from a qualified health practitioner (“sick note”) from an employee as proof of illness when the employee takes personal emergency leave. The Decent Work and Health Network has developed resources to help health providers share this information with people who access health services.
Letter (left): How to use the sick note info sheet
Info sheet (right): Personal emergency leave and new rules regarding sick notes
Webinar for Health Providers: Ontario’s New Employment Law
On May 16, 2018, Workers’ Action Centre and the Decent Work and Health Network hosted a webinar for health providers on the new employment law and how it relates to health and health care. We especially focused on the new provision of 10 days of job-protected personal emergency leave per year, including 2 paid days, and how health providers can support people in accessing their rights.
Click here to view a PDF version of the webinar slides, and feel free to share them with your colleagues. If you missed the webinar but would be interested in a future presentation, get in touch and join our mailing list.
Evidence brief – Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, July 2017
During the public hearings on Bill 148 in July 2017 and October 2017, several health providers presented to the government committee overseeing Bill 148 on the need for the strongest labour protections to promote health. The Decent Work and Health Network submitted the evidence brief below in support of Dr. Hasan Sheikh’s presentation on our behalf.