Managers and Supervisors
Heads of academic and administrative units, including Deans, Chairs, Directors, Assistant Chairs, Managers and Supervisors, play a key role in their staff member’s medical absence, health recovery and return to work process.
The links below provide you all the information you need to understand your role and responsibilities from the point your staff member notifies you of their General Illness or Medical Leave through their recovery and return to work.
(Please note, if you are reporting a workplace injury/illness, please proceed to our WCB page for appropriate information and steps)
A quick summary of action steps and forms required for General Illness Leave (Support Staff and Medical Leave (Academic Staff)
An overview of your responsibilities for: reporting, communication during your staff member’s medical absence and for return to work planning
- Online Notification Form (OLN) This notification starts the process. A Homewood Health Consultant (HSC) will contact the staff member and the manager/supervisor within 2 working days of receiving this notification. All manager/supervisors will have access to the OLN and are responsible for completing and submitting this form.
Please ensure you have read the Checklist before proceeding.
"The CMA recognizes the importance of a patient returning to all possible functional activities relevant to his or her life as soon as possible after an injury or illness. Prolonged absence from one’s normal roles, including absence from the workplace, is detrimental to a person’s mental, physical and social well-being. A safe and timely return to work benefits the patient/employee and his or her family by enhancing recovery and reducing disability.” - 2013 Canadian Medical Association Policy Statement