Too sick to work but not too sick to play

All employees get sick occasionally but employers can take steps to deal with excessive or illegitimate absences
By Natalie MacDonald
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Everyone gets sick sometime and it’s inevitable employees will need to take sick days when they’re feeling under the weather. Sometimes disability leave is required if the illness is particularly serious.

It’s also inevitable sometimes an employee will take a sick day when they aren’t really that sick but either just don’t want to come to work or want to do something else. These sick days happen but when they become frequent, productivity can suffer. An employee who misses a lot of work is a problem for an employer and it’s especially frustrating if those absences aren’t legitimate.