HOW MANY SICK DAYS DO I GET?
As of January 1, 2019, la loi sur les normes de travail (LNT) grants all employees with a minimum of three (3) months continuous service two (2) sick days per year – at Dawson, this is interpreted as being per academic year. These days do not roll over or accumulate. Any unused days will expire at the start of the following Fall semester.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M SICK?
You must notify the College as soon as possible, by contacting the absence reporting line at 514 931-8731 ext. 1007.
Upon your return to work, you will need to complete a Certificate of Absence form and submit it as soon as possible to Maeve Muldowney, Dean of Continuing Education and Community Services (CECS). If the absence is foreseen, you should submit the Certificate of Absence form to the Dean of CECS in advance. Note: The Certificate of Absence form can be found on the Dawson College website, under “Online Forms”.
The College will attempt to assign a substitute teacher. In the case when a substitute cannot be found, the College will contact students to notify them that the class is cancelled.
The College may ask you to make up for the missed hours at a later date. You are under no obligation to do so, but if you choose to, you will be remunerated as in the case of a substitution.
WILL I GET PAID?
According to the LNT, sick days are remunerated at “1/20th of the salary earned during the 4 full weeks of pay preceding the week of the holiday.” Note that if your workload is comprised of both Day and Cont. Ed. classes, the remuneration for the Cont. Ed. sick days will be based on the Cont. Ed. portion of your earnings from the preceding 4 weeks. It is important that you verify this amount when it appears on your pay statement.
In the event that you act as your own substitute, you will be paid at your regular hourly rate.
WHAT ABOUT ABSENCES FOR FAMILY REASONS?
According to the LNT (Loi sur les Normes du Travail), these sick days may be used for the following reasons:
- to fulfill family obligations related to the care, health or education of your child or the child of your spouse, or as a caregiver with a parent or other person whose state of health requires it
- in case of illness
- for organ or tissue donation
- following an accident, domestic violence, sexual violence or a criminal act