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Sick leave

Expert: Howard Levitt

Doug asked:

A salary employee working for a fast food store takes sick time and is off for 6 weeks, does the employer have to pay for the time off. As the employee was salary.

Howard Levitt answered:

It depends entirely on whether the employer has a sick-leave policy and what it states. It also depends on what the practice is for that company. Inherently, the employee has no claim for time off work due to illness.

About the author

Howard Levitt, Counsel to the national law firm Lang Michener. He is author of, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, The Quick Reference Guide to Employment Law and an upcoming book on Canadian Hiring Law. He is Editor In Chief of the Dismissal & Employmnet Law Digest.

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