The West Egg Group provides the following program to assist employees who are absent from the workplace due to personal illness or injury, specifically addressing sick leave during a global pandemic. Employees have a responsibility to make every effort to ensure that they return to work in a state of health and well-being which will enable them to perform their job to the best of their abilities and protect the public in accordance with public health guidelines.
Employees of The West Egg Group are entitled to three days of unpaid, job-protected personal sick leave per year and three (3) days of unpaid, job-protected family sick leave per year. The West Egg Group does NOT differentiate from the 3 personal days and the 3 family days, employees have a total of 6 PEL days per year, however, management reserves the right to require a medical note whenever it is deemed necessary, this will be at management’s discretion.
Any days used will count against the employee’s entitlement to sick leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. This leave is unpaid and any days not used may not carry over to the following year. If an employee takes a portion of a day as a day under sick leave, The West Egg Group will consider the employee to have taken one full day of that leave.
Employees may take sick leave under the following circumstances:
Eligibility for and use of sick leave shall have no effect on the employee’s entitlement to any other protected leave under the ESA.
In accordance with the Employee Standards Act, 2000 a sick leave may be converted to a medical leave if the employee is required to be away from work for a consecutive period of more than 5 working days, supporting medical documentation in these situations is required.
Positive Covid-19 Test Result
If an employee experiences Covid-19 symptoms and tests positive for Covid-19 they must follow Covid-19 guidelines in accordance with public health.
The employee will NOT be able to return to work for a period of a minimum of 14 days from the date of the positive test result and/or as long as the employee is still experiencing symptoms.
The Company will require that the employee provide a negative Covid-19 test result in order to return to work.