Leave for a worker`s medical and dental appointments can be supported by explicit language in the collective agreement. Or, depending on the nature of the illness or state of health at the time of leave for the appointment, the claim may be covered by the sick leave provision. If the agreement is silent with regard to a worker`s medical or dental appointments, access to leave may be covered by a general provision of „other leave with or without pay“. In most cases, the employer is free to apply such a clause. Refer to your collective agreement to confirm the leave provisions for: 1. A worker`s right to privacy must be weighed against the employer`s right to claim the benefit claimed under the collective agreement (e.g.B. Sick leave) or an employer`s obligations under applicable law (for example. B health and safety or human rights legislation). The purpose of this newsletter is to provide services with guidelines on the interpretation of the exemption with remuneration for personal medical and dental appointments, in accordance with the Leave directive and special working arrangements. Departments have the power to determine what is considered free from work with remuneration and whether it is routine or periodic. Interpretation may vary depending on the circumstances of the date. The exemption from working with pay should not be intended for the handling of a particular complaint or condition. For example, a doctor`s appointment when the employee feels sick, each treatment follow-up date following a diagnostic test or illness, or a number of appointments to correct or relieve a condition such as chiropractic needs, physiotherapy, psychologists, etc.
These absences shall be charged against the worker`s medical credits. . . .