In Hettrick v Triple F Paving (2021 ONSC 208) Miller J. had a situation where a 73 year old office manager with 21 years of service went off on a sick leave. Her employer asked for a medical note but did not say that in the absence of a medical note she would deemed to have quit.
There is much to consider as we head into a new normal. To begin to reopen now and to return employees to the workplace will take careful planning and appropriate workplace policies and procedures.
Over the last decade, the federal and Manitoba governments have introduced many new employee leaves, which are continually changing. The pandemic has resulted in further additions and changes to leave legislation.