Absences

Work-related Accidents/illness

All workers are covered under WSIB which operate under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. To report any work-related accident/illness/incident please use the Accident Report form found on the Health & Safety webpage.

Employee First Aid Room
Located in Room C1 203.4 at the Brealey Campus, this room is for employees who do not feel well and need a place to lie down or recline. It is also used to accommodate employees on a Return to Work Plan

Absence due to illness

Short Term Disability covers full-time employees who are absent from work due to illness or injury for the first 130 days of their illness, after which they are able to apply for LTD benefits (please refer to your benefits booklet to learn more about Long-Term Disability).

The rate of pay received while off on sick leave depends on the number of days in the employee’s sick leave bank. 100% salary is paid for banked sick days and 75% for any days thereafter up to a maximum of 130 days.

Sick Leave Entitlements

Group Effective Date * # Days
Administrative September 1st 130**
Academic September 1st 20
Support September 1st 10

* In order to receive your sick leave credits on this date, you must be an active employee.
** Administrative staff are not permitted to bank sick leave days.

In general, medical certificates are requested after an absence of 5 or more consecutive days. However, the College reserves the right to request medical evidence in all circumstances.

Absences of 5 consecutive days duration or longer are to be reported to Human Resources immediately by the Supervisor. Please read Fleming’s Absence due to Illness Procedure for more information.