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No, your employer is not required to pay you while you are on sick leave. In Ontario, employees are entitled to three (3) full days of unpaid sick leave every calendar year under the Employment Standards Act. However, an employer may be required to pay an employee on sick leave where the terms of the employment agreement provide for paid sick leave. Employees can apply for Employment Insurance sickness benefits, or for more prolonged illnesses, short-term and long-term disability benefits (which may be a part of an employee’s benefits package). For further details to determine entitlement in your specific case contact a reliable and well-informed employment lawyer.

If you have any questions about your pay and/or benefit entitlements while on medical leave or are seeking legal advice in the event of a conflict, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.