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Ontario Erectors Association

Invitation to Virtual Workshop: Absenteeism and Attendance Issues in a COVID-19 World – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment & Labour Lawyers

As the Ontario economy reopens and employees are permitted to return to work on-site, the potential for increased absenteeism is real.  At the height of the pandemic scare, the Government of Ontario introduced a new COVID-19-related protected leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, to complement the general duty to accommodate disability and family status under human rights legislation.


Join us for a practical, half-day workshop in which you will acquire knowledge and tools to address a range of absenteeism and attendance issues related to COVID-19 including: when is an employee entitled to time off of work, what is an employer’s entitlement to medical (and other) information, and are there best practices to manage a request for time off, or a refusal to return to the workplace?


Using interactive learning and real life-scenarios, we will cover:


  • Illness and Isolation: When should an employee be required to remain at home?
  • Leave Entitlements: To what leaves of absence might an employee be entitled?
  • Family Status: Is there an obligation to provide accommodation for childcare or eldercare?
  • Medical (and Other) Evidence: What can be requested to substantiate a request for time off, or to verify an ability to return?
  • Work Refusal: How to respond if an employee refuses work either related to COVID-19, or because of a desire to remain on government benefits?


DATE and TIME: Monday, June 22, 9:00am – 12:00pm (Sold Out)

Tuesday, June 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday, June 25, 9:00am – 12:00pm  (Sold Out)

Thursday, June 25, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Sold Out)