Sick leave and workers' compensation claimsHandling a sick leave claim when the employee submits a workers' compensation claimBy Colin Gibson05/28/2014|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/02/2014 Question: One of our employees was injured at work and submitted a workers’ compensation claim. The employee then gave us a medical note and requested paid sick leave. Does an employer have the right to turn down a sick leave claim when an employee has been injured at work? Should the employer accept medical documentation from an employee if workers’compensation is being sought?Answer: An employee’s right to paid sick leave will be determined by the terms of the applicable employment contract or collective agreement. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.