25. The sick leave indemnity is paid as of the first day of a regular employee’s absence.
Before paying the indemnity, the employer may require a regular employee to provide proof of the reason for the absence or a medical certificate. A regular employee may, however, be absent for 2 sick days per year, at the employee’s discretion, but not on the day before or after a statutory general holiday, without being required to provide the employer with a medical certificate.
An employee who is absent because of sickness on the day before or after a statutory general holiday must submit a medical certificate to be entitled to the sick leave indemnity.
1529-2022O.C. 1529-2022, s. 25.