Sick Time

You may occasionally need time off due to illness or injury, medical appointments or ill family members. 

Paid Sick Time is a benefit used for the occasional day off due to: 

  • Personal, intermittent illness or medical emergency (lasting one, two or three scheduled workdays or scheduled shifts)
  • Attending medical or dental appointments
  • Recovering from personal illness or injury
  • Caring for a sick family member* or taking them to medical or dental appointments
  • Attending to the education or care of a child in your care, or attending to family responsibilities
  • Monitoring your symptoms or awaiting test results
  • Other reasons as outlined by Employment Standard Act

*Family members are defined as:

  • Your spouse
  • Your or your spouse’s parent, stepparent or foster parent
  • Your or your spouse’s child, stepchild or foster child
  • A child under your or your spouse’s legal guardianship
  • Your brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister
  • Your or your spouse’s grandparent, step-grandparent, grandchild or step-grandchild
  • Your brother-in-law, step-brother-in-law, sister-in-law or step-sister-in-law
  • Your or your spouse’s son-in-law or daughter-in-law
  • Your or your spouse’s uncle or aunt
  • Your or your spouse’s nephew or niece
  • The spouse of your grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece
  • A person who considers you to be like a family member, provided the prescribed conditions, if any, are met

If you are a salaried partner, you accrue Sick Time from your date of hire and are eligible to use it.

If you are an hourly partner, you are eligible for Sick & Family Care Days. See the FAQ on Partner Hub for more information.