Hospital sick and tired of nurse’s time offEmployment relationship frustrated beyond repair: Arbitrator05/20/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2014 Too much sick time led to April Murphy’s termination.Ontario’s Sault Area Hospital dismissed Murphy on May 2, 2012, for frustration of the employment contract. The termination letter included a summary of her yearly absences dating back to April 2004. In the eight years leading to her termination, Murphy logged more than 1,315 sick hours — that's about 165 eight-hour shifts. A nurse for 23 years, Murphy was hired by the employer in 1990. In 2002 she became a full-time nurse in the hospital’s Pediatrics Department and worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 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.