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Absenteeism and Attendance Issues in a COVID-19 World

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As the Ontario economy reopens and employees are permitted to return to work on-site, the potential for increased absenteeism is real. At the height of the pandemic scare, the Government of Ontario introduced a new COVID-19-related protected leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, to complement the general duty to accommodate disability and family status under human rights legislation. 

Join us for a practical, half-day workshop in which you will acquire knowledge and tools to address a range of absenteeism and attendance issues related to COVID-19 including: when is an employee entitled to time off of work, what is an employer’s entitlement to medical (and other) information, and are there best practices to manage a request for time off, or a refusal to return to the workplace?  

Using interactive learning and real life-scenarios, we will cover: 

  • Illness and Isolation: When should an employee be required to remain at home? 
  • Leave Entitlements: To what leaves of absence might an employee be entitled? 
  • Family Status: Is there an obligation to provide accommodation for childcare or eldercare?
  • Medical (and Other) Evidence: What can be requested to substantiate a request for time off, or to verify an ability to return?
  • Work Refusal: How to respond if an employee refuses work either related to COVID-19, or because of a desire to remain on government benefits?  

Monday, June 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Sold Out)
Thursday, June 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 25, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Zoom Virtual Workshop

COST: $400 plus tax

REGISTER:  Here [you will receive a secure Zoom link 24 hours prior]

This is a small group workshop; space is extremely limited.
SHERRARD KUZZ LLP | Employment & Labour Lawyers
250 Yonge Street, Suite 3300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5B 2L7
Main 416.603.0700  |  24 Hour 416.420.0738  |  Fax 416.603.6035


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