Salaried Workers

Absence du travail pour cause de maladie ou d’accident
Labour Standards: Absence Due to Sickness, Accident, Domestic or Sexual Violence, Criminal Offence or Organ or Tissue Donation

If you are an employee, you are generally entitled to be absent from work:
  • in the event of an illness or accident
  • if you have been the victim of domestic or sexual violence or a criminal offence
  • when you donate organs or tissues for transplant
The maximum duration of your leave can vary depending on the reason for your absence.
 
You must inform your employer as soon as possible of the start and end dates of your leave and the reason for your absence. In the event of an extended absence, your employer may ask you for a medical certificate.
 
When you return to work, your employer must reinstate you in your former position, with the same wages and benefits to which you would have been entitled if you had remained at work. If your position has been abolished, your employer must grant you the same rights and privileges that you would have enjoyed had you been at work at the time your position was eliminated.
 
Note
Other provisions may apply if you are subject to a collective agreement or decree.
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