Sick Leave Policy

Intent

The West Egg Group provides the following program to assist employees who are absent from the workplace due to personal illness or injury. 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. 

Guidelines

Entitlement

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.

Eligibility

Employees who have been employed for a minimum of two consecutive weeks may take sick leave under the following circumstances:

  • An employee suffers a personal illness or injury; or
  • An employee must attend a personal medical emergency.

 

Eligibility for and use of sick leave shall have no effect on the employee’s entitlement to any other protected leave under the ESA.

Call-In Procedure

  • Employees must notify their Supervisor or Operations Coordinator of their intention to use sick leave.
  • Employees must also submit their PEL Day request via the Company’s Humanity scheduling platform.
  • Notification of the intention to take sick leave must be provided as soon as is reasonably possible, but not less than 30 minutes before the start of the employee’s scheduled shift.

 

Evidence

  • The West Egg Group may require that an employee who takes sick leave provide evidence that is reasonable under the circumstances of the reason for which they are taking the leave (including a medical note).
  • Failure by an employee to provide appropriate evidence related to the use of the leave when requested by management may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.