Sick leave is available for periods when you are unable to perform your regular work duties due to illness or an accident.
You accumulate paid sick leave at a rate of one half-day per month pro-rated to the number of hours you work. While on sick leave, you are entitled to 100% of your base salary and benefits for a period up to the amount of sick leave you have accumulated. If you have not accumulated enough sick leave, you may use your annual leave or go on leave without pay for the remaining days you are absent.
To benefit from sick leave, you must meet the following conditions:
- Advise your supervisor at the beginning of the absence. Should you work shifts, advise your supervisor at least two (2) hours before the beginning of your shift.
- Should your absence exceed three (3) consecutive working days, you must provide a medical note to the Health and Wellness sector of Human Resources. Health and Wellness must receive your medical note three (3) working days after your return to work.
- Should you be absent for more than 10 consecutive working days, you must provide a medical certificate to the Health and Wellness sector of Human Resources. Health and Wellness must receive your medical certificate 20 calendar days after your first day of absence.
Difference between a medical note and a medical certificate
A medical note is any note or certificate provided by a doctor’s office. A medical certificate is a University document that you must bring to the doctor's office.
Your note or certificate must include the following information: the date of consultation, dates of absence, the doctor’s name, registration number and signature.
At any time during your sick leave, the University may require that you undergo an independent medical examination by a University-appointed doctor to determine if you are eligible for sick leave benefits. The University pays for the examination.
Leave Management System
When you return to work, you must enter your leave in the Workday leave management system.