NICU nurse denied sick benefits despite IBS pain

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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2016

The Ontario Nurses’ Association filed grievances against North York General Hospital after Mary Ann Schinbein was denied sick benefits.


One grievance alleges a failure to pay sick benefits from Oct, 15 to 26 in 2012 while the second alleges a failure to pay sick benefits from Dec. 5, 2012, to Feb. 4, 2013. Additionally, the union argued the employer discriminated against Schinbein contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code when it failed to pay those benefits. The union sought payment for the aforementioned benefits as well as general damages.