Chronic sick days could lead to termination

Program gives City of London employees three years to improve attendance
||Last Updated: 07/28/2008

A new program could see City of London, Ont., employees fired after three years of chronic absences.

A new absence management program, implemented this month, will automatically notify managers when employees have had more than six sick days in either half of the calendar year.

Under the program, managers will work with employees with serious illnesses or disabilities, but others, while offered help, will be told to find ways to fall at or below the six-day threshold.