Mandatory doctor’s notes the cure to absenteeism: TTC

But Toronto Transit Commission’s policy leaves some critics with a fever
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/27/2014

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees suffering from the flu this season aren’t the only ones feeling feverish — talk surrounding the company’s sick note policy has some critics hot under the collar.

The TTC made changes to its policy regarding doctor’s notes following sick time in an effort to curb high absenteeism rates.

Prior to contract negotiations in 2011, the transit commission required employees to provide a doctor’s note after their sixth day of absence for illness. The policy — implemented in 2012 — requires a doctor’s note after only one day of absence.