Human Resources

Leaves that do not qualify under FMLA/OFLA

Generally, you must have worked for at least 180 days and at least 25 hours per week to qualify for OFLA, and 12 months and 1250 hours for FMLA.  However, if you have a personal circumstance which would otherwise qualify for FMLA/OFLA but you do not meet these requirements, you may still apply for a leave of absence.

Under certain other personal circumstances, you may also apply for a leave of absence.  

Applying for this leave

In order to apply for this leave, please complete the leave of absence request form.  You are expected to give as much notice as possible. The total length of unpaid medical leave, including time spent on sick leave, vacation leave and/or other leaves for which the employee may be eligible, is six months. 

Your supervisor, vice-president and human resources must all approve this type of leave. 

Pay during this leave

While your leave is paid, you will receive holiday and administrative leave pay and you will continue to accrue sick time and vacation. If your leave is unpaid, you will not qualify for holidays or administrative leave days and you will not accrue sick time and vacation.

While on an approved leave, you will continue to receive benefits provided you continue to pay your portion of the cost.  When you exhaust your sick and vacation pay, you must make arrangements with human resources to pay your portion of benefit costs for the duration of your leave.