Employer partly liable for return-to-work delayThe grievor was on a short illness leave near Christmas. Between her inability to find a physician to certify her fitness and the insurer’s inability to process the form, her return to work was delayed. The arbitrator found that one-third was the employer’s fault and two-thirds her’s.By Mark Rogers08/29/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/26/2011 When her attempt to return to work following a brief illness was delayed by the employer’s insistence that she be certified as fit to return to work by the employer’s benefits insurer, the worker grieved.A Certified Health Professional, Mrs. A was employed on a regular part-time basis to operate health clinics for students. Mrs. A travelled to schools on her own and set up clinics, which would usually last one day.On December 7, 2006, Mrs. A became ill and left work in the middle of the afternoon. Aware of the difficulty of securing an appointment with her family doctor, Mrs. A went instead to a walk-in clinic. The clinic doctor advised Mrs. A to take a week off work. She was given a note to that effect, stating that she would be fit to return to work on December 14. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.