Ontario worker's request denied after heart attack on vacation

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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2018

In late 2016, a long-time worker at Ontario Power Generation notified his employer that he wished to retire on Feb. 1, 2017.

Floyd Wood originally planned to take a vacation from Aug. 2, 2016, until Sept. 13, and then draw on his earned retirement bank entitlement on Sept. 14, which would provide regular income until his retirement.

However, Wood suffered a heart attack and underwent triple-bypass surgery on Oct. 4, and the next day he informed the employer that he needed to stop drawing on the retirement-bank benefit and be placed onto sick leave, thus preserving the retirement-bank benefit.