Managing Sick Leave

Early Intervention & Return to Work

Research shows that a program focused on early intervention and return to work is an effective way to reduce the rate of health-related absences and shorten the time an employee is absent from work.

Early Intervention & Return to Work e-Learning Series

This e-learning series for supervisors will help you manage your employees who are ill or injured, whether they are still at work, off work or returning to work after a period of absence. These quick, just-in-time e-learning modules only take a few minutes to work through.

Short Term Sick Leave

When an employee calls in sick or injured, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open. See Short Term Sick Leave for Supervisors for more about your roles and responsibilities.

Long Term Disability

As a supervisor, you can offer positive and structured support to your employee on long term disability to help them eventually return to work successfully.

Medical Assessments for Safety Sensitive Work

If you are overseeing safety sensitive jobs, occupational health specialists will review and provide medical clearance and guidance where needed to support an employee's return to work.

Reporting Other Income, Subrogation & Integration of Funds

There are three ways an injured employee may be compensated:

  1. By the employer's Short Term Injury and Illness Plan (STIIP) or long term disability plan
  2. By a lawsuit (such as ICBC)
  3. By a disability pension (for example, WorkSafe BC, Canada Pension Plan or private disability insurance)

If ICBC, a lawyer or another third party contacts you to get personnel file information or salary and pay information for an injured employee, the request must be submitted in writing and forwarded to AskMyHR for processing. Clearly identify the employees name in the subject line. Let the employee and the party making the request know that you have forwarded the request for processing.

Useful Contacts

Still have questions? Contact AskMyHR. Be as specific as you can be in the Subject line. Under Services, choose Leave and Time Off.

Note: This service is only accessible to employees with a valid government IDIR ID. If you are an employee without an IDIR, contact the BC Public Service Agency.

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