Dartmouth, N.S., worker terminated for failure to submit medical note

Illness confirmation required by employer
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/24/2018

After multiple attendance issues continued for years, a worker at a Nova Scotia factory was dismissed for not giving his employer a doctor’s note justifying his latest absence.

Stanley Jack worked for 10 years at Maritime Paper Products in Dartmouth, N.S., when on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, he called in sick. The following Monday, Jack reported back at the plant.

When his supervisor asked for a note explaining the absence on Jan. 5, Jack said he didn’t have a doctor’s note, so he was sent home. The next day, he was back at work with a doctor’s note.