Official Website for OPSEU Local 415


Claim statements and forms

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Sick leave, medical information, reduced workload and disability

The employer is bound by legal limits on medical information that can be requested. In the event of illness or disability, there are procedures the College should follow but those procedures are not always followed.

At Algonquin, HR23 is the Sick Leave (Short Term and Long Term Disability) policy.

We have helped a number of members with questions such as those listed below. Contact your steward or the office immediately if you can answer yes to any of these questions:

  • Have you been asked to provide medical evidence to support sick leave days?
  • Has your doctor advised you to take time off from work?
  • Have you been denied sick leave for any reason?
  • Have you used all or almost all of your sick leave credits?
  • Has the College indicated a desire to contact your doctor directly?
  • Have you been asked to provide medical evidence to support an application for LTD?
  • Have you had an application for LTD rejected?
  • Do you require accommodation or think you might require it because of a disability?
  • Have you considered requesting a reduced workload for any reason?
  • Do you believe you could return to work from sick leave or LTD but would require an accommodation or a reduced workload?
  • Are you in a position to earn outside income while on leave of any kind?

Return to work

At Algonquin College, HR15 is the Return to Work with Modified Workload  policy.

Know the relevant Collective Agreement articles:

Article 17: Benefits

Article 18: Long-Term Disability

Article 19: Other Insurance Plans

(extended health; dental; survivor benefits; vision; hearing; basic life insurance; supplemental life insurance; liabilty insurance; retirement benefits; same sex spouse benefit coverage)

Benefits Provider

The benefits provider for all college employees is SunLife 

Click Benefits at a Glance to see a two-page summary.

Click Benefit Rates to see a one-page overview of coverage and premium payment details.

To contact SunLife call 1-800-361-6212 or email

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