No sick pay for nurse with late doctor’s note

Worker didn't follow policy of providing timely medical note
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/17/2013

An arbitrator has upheld an Ontario company’s decision to withhold sick pay from an employee who didn’t provide sufficient medical information backing up her absence within a specified amount of time.

Rosalind Dodds was a registered nurse in the dialysis unit of the William Osler Health Centre in Brampton, Ont., who suffered from back spasms from time to time. On May 19, 2011, her back began bothering her and she called in sick the next day, which was the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend.