University employee’s sick leave endures layoff

Sick leave credit deemed to be an earned benefit
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/21/2015

In August 2013, Garth Arsenault chose to be laid off from his position at the University of Prince Edward Island rather than terminate his employment.

In October 2014, he was recalled to another position and placed on probation. Additionally, the employer refused to recognize his continued service for the purpose of vacation and sick leave credits.

Arsenault’s union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1870, filed a grievance on his behalf.