When running a company, it’s unavoidable that your employees will require a leave of absence from time-to-time. This is the same for a small family-run business, or a multi-billion dollar company. Absence management can prove to be tricky; it isn’t just a case of when staff are absent and how many.
With Ontario expected to lift the state-of-emergency shortly and the resumption of non-essential business operations, employers may begin to consider recalling employees who have been temporarily laid-off or placed on a deemed job-protected leave.
Employers aren’t expected to be experts in mental health or mental disability. Mental illness and the mental disability it can cause are complex medical issues, and there may be times when the employer needs to seek expert medical advice or guidance.