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Can an employer force an employee to find a replacement for their shift?
Expert: Howard Levitt
M. Hoskin asked:
Can an employer force an employee who calls in sick, find a replacement for their shift?
Howard Levitt answered:
No they cannot. The employers job is to manage, recruit and assign. It can ask for assistance but ultimately it is up to the employer to secure an employee.
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.
Phone: (416) 307-4059
Website Bio: http://www.langmichener.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=people.personDetail&id=9659.