REPORTING ABSENCE DUE TO COVID-19 INFECTION
To assist with processing responses in an efficient manner, strictly for COVID-19 related absences (either for illness or exposure), a new form has been developed. Once the form is completed, it will be sent to a database for processing. You will receive a receipt of your submission for confirmation. A reminder, this is for COVID-19 related absences only.
Please use your own ACaeronet account when accessing the form.
If you initially called in sick and the next day you tested positive, please complete the form above and inform the attendance line of the situation.
CURRENT COVID-19 POLICY:
Please reference and familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 guidelines found on
HR CONNEX> COVID Banner> COVID-19 guidelines
Employee who are tested positive for Covid-19 must report to the company using the form above and quarantine for 5 days. Quarantine period commence on the day of being tested positive or the initial day with symptoms (when you first call in sick and later tested positive). Employees have the option to use their Sick Days, Time Bank or Vacation to cover the quarantine period. If none of options are not applicable, the employee will not be pay for their absence.
The company will advise employees to apply for GIDIP. We recommend you use your personal email and reach out Terri Carlucci Terry@unifor2002.org before applying for GIDIP. Please include your full name, employee#, your telephone number and a brief description or question regarding GIDIP to Covid-19.
ELIGIBLITY FOR WSIB:
Effective April 1 2023 WSIB no longer considers CVOID a work place illness or injury and will not be covering a claim from that date. Before April 1, 2023 any claims that are being denied are still being appealed via the appeal process by B&S associates (Unifor’s appeal firm).
Any members that still contract COVID at work should still be reporting it to Health and Safety and the company so they can conduct an investigatio
Members will have to use their sick time for COVID illness.
NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GIDIP OR WISB:
- If you contracted Covid-19 while taking care of your family and you initially call in for Family Care Day (Sick day to take care of your spouse, parent or dependent child), you are not eligible for GIDIP or WSIB.
- If you were on vacation and contracted Covid-19, you are not eligible for GIDIP or WSIB.
RETURNING TO WORK?
- Absence between 5-6 days does not need permission to return to work.
- Absence for 7-10 days and planning to return to work, must provide a doctor’s note to Cynthia Loong (email@example.com) for approval. DOCTOR NOTE: Your doctor will need to indicate whether or not you can return back to regular duties and effective date.
- Long term absence you will need have clearance through OHS to come back to work. Please reach out to Cynthia Loong for the information.
REPORTING MISSING VACATION AFTER RETURNING TO WORK:
Any missed vacation during your absence should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org when you return back to work. Please include your full name, employee# and the missed vacation week(s).
TRAVEL PRIVILEGE AFTER RETURNING TO WORK:
Travel privilege will resume when you return back to work but OAL (ZED booking) might not be available until your profile has been fully activated. Please do not submit a “Fit To Travel” to OHS to expedite the process because it will not work.
A GUIDE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR WSIB DUE TO COVID-19
Apply for the WSIB if you believed you have contracted Covid-19 at work.
NOTE: If an employee gets approved for WSIB, the company will change the previous Sick coding to WSIB.
In addition to filling out the WSIB, you will need to send an email to YYZITOCEM to report the covid-19 illness to a general manager. From the report submission the company will use the information to fill in FORM 7.
When sending the email, please provide the following information:
- Full Name:
- Employee Number:
- Seniority Date:
- Date of Birth:
- Shift Rotation:
- PCR or Antigen test:
- First Day of Symptoms:
- Day of positive test:
- Symptoms you experienced:
REJECTED COVID-19/WSIB CLAIM?
If you get denied for Covid-19 WSIB, please fill in the appeal form as soon as possible.