Taking a sick day from work could soon be less of a hassle for you.
St. Norbert NDP MLA Dave Gaudreau wants to stop bosses from requesting sick notes until a worker has missed seven days in a year.
Gaudreau says sick notes cost people and health care system time and money.
He plans to bring the law to the legislature but admits it might not get discussed before the spring election.
Some say it will ensure employers aren’t asking for an unnecessary number of notes, while others believe it will curb absenteeism. One human resources expert thinks it could actually lead to people taking more ‘sick’ time to vacation.
Either way, the idea is garnering a lot of varied responses.
Remember the good old days? If you were sick, you got a note…from your Mom.