Termination Warranted for Abuse of Sick Leave

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/31/2011

Terminated by her employer for abuse of sick leave, a worker grieved.

The worker maintained that she had arranged for sick leave and was convalescing according to her doctor’s orders. She accompanied her husband on a last-minute business trip to Chicago during her sick leave only so that he could care for her, the worker said.

An educational assistant with 19 years’ seniority, W.B. also acted as the union’s Chief Steward.