1.1 This policy applies to all regular non-academic,
non-unionized staff. (For information on what to do in the event of an
accident, see Emergency procedures and accident reporting in the
Safety procedures and programs section of the Administrative
1.2 For the purposes of this policy, "regular" shall refer
to an employee who has successfully completed the probationary period.
2.1 In the case of a work-related accident or occupational
disease covered by the Act respecting Industrial Accidents and
Occupational Diseases, the University shall pay the employee's regular
salary less all regular deductions during the first fifty-two (52) weeks of
disability, insofar as the employee is eligible for income replacement
indemnity according to the Commission de la Santé et sécurité au
travail (CSST). During the first fifty-two (52) weeks period of total
disability, the indemnity granted by the CSST to the employee shall be paid
to the University.
2.2 At the appropriate time (normally, the tenth (10th)
month of disability), the employee must complete the University's eligibility
forms for long-term disability benefits.
2.3 Following the first fifty-two (52) weeks period, if the
employee is still unable to return to work because of disability, all
appropriate payments shall be paid directly by the CSST to the employee in
accordance with the applicable regulations.
2.4 If the University deems it appropriate, the employee
must agree to be examined at the offices of a doctor chosen and paid for by
the University. The employee must be given a copy of the report within five
(5) working days of receipt by the University.
2.5 Subject to the provisions of other University policies,
when the employee returns to work, the University reinstates the employee in
the position that the employee held at the beginning of the leave. If their
position has been abolished, the employee will be accorded the rights that
would have been granted had the employee been at work.
2.6 The salary which the employee receives upon return to
work will be the salary the employee was receiving when the leave commenced,
increased by the amount of any salary increases implemented during the course
of the leave, subject to eligibility criteria.
2.7 An employee who becomes able to work but who remains
afflicted by a permanent functional disability that prevents them from
occupying the position they previously held is placed, without any posting,
in another position that their state of health allows them to occupy, taking
into consideration the available positions that need to be filled.
2.8 An employee who has returned to work following an
absence pursuant to this policy and who must be absent from work in order to
receive medical treatments, undergo medical examinations related to their
injury or pursue activity in the context of their individualized
rehabilitation plan, will be granted a leave without loss of salary for the
duration of the absence.
Effective April 30, 2000.