The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S10 E148

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Co-founding Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. He hosts the show on radio stations 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London, Ontario.

Episode Summary

Is there a limited amount of time employees can take for sick leave? Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, co-managing Partner and national practice leader at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, answers this question and more on the Employment Law Show. 

LISTEN BELOW to Ontario’s premiere radio show about employment law and workplace rights featuring the province’s leading employment lawyers. You can hear the show live on Mondays to Thursdays at 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London at 6:30 p.m. ET, as the hosts take calls from listeners and provide vital answers to employees and employers.

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Show Notes

  • Severance pay for short-service employees: It is a common misconception that short-service employees will not be owed much severance pay upon termination. Short-service employees are often owed months’ worth of severance pay as employment law treats short-service employees disproportionately better than long-service employees. Short-service employees could find difficulty finding future employment and so are owed comparatively more in severance.
  • Refused time off for medical reasons: Employees are within their rights to take a leave of absence due to illness if they have the support of their doctor. Employees can take as long as needed to recover and cannot be penalized or terminated by their employer. Employers can have a sick day policy that permits a certain amount of paid sick days that employees can exhaust.
  • Rescinded job offer by an employer: It is not uncommon for job offers to be rescinded by employers. Employees would have to question what they have lost by accepting a job offer, such as a resignation from a previous position. Prospective employers that have rescinded the offer could be liable to employees that have lost employment as a result.

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