Archive for April 2014

Can I Terminate an Employee Who is Off Sick With the Flu?

Is influenza a disability under the Human Rights Code? The answer may surprise you. Ahhh, flu season.  That most charming time of the year, full of runny noses, stuffed sinuses, headaches, pain and soreness, often resulting in significant employee absence. As an employer, flu season is often the source of great frustration.  You often need to juggle work schedules on short notice, requiring others step up and fill the vacancies, and just when it seems like you might be out… Keep reading »

Can I Be Fired For Being Off Sick With The Flu?

Is influenza a disability under the Human Rights Code? The answer may surprise you. Runny noses, stuffed sinuses, headaches, pain and soreness. Yes, it is that time of year again – flu season. So how does the flu affect employees? The flu and other viruses often result in significant time being taken away from work, which can influence an employee’s pay if they don’t have full sick leave benefits. The absence of an employee from the workplace can also cause… Keep reading »