Illness of an immediate family member – clause 14.11

What happens if I need to care for an ill family member?

Where no one at home other than the employee can provide needs during the illness of an immediate family member or when the employee is the only one who can transport a family member for tests, treatment or other related medical matters, and employee may use a maximum of three (3) accumulated sick leave days per year for those purposes.

It is important to know that if you use up or need more than the three days, you need to put in the comments in SFE if you want to use vacation (approved by supervisor) or leave without pay. No matter how many hours of sick time you have, you can only use 3 of them for family illness.

You may also wonder who qualifies as immediate family? Immediate family is currently the spouse, child, parent, guardian, sibling, grandchild or grandparent of an employee, and any person who lives with an employee as a member of the employee’s family.