Sick leave and workers' compensation claims

Handling a sick leave claim when the employee submits a workers' compensation claim
By Colin Gibson
|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.