A Culture of Health

Charge employers for use of sick notes that result in unnecessary visits to the doctor.

Often employers seek sick notes for employees needing a sick day as proof of illness, this practice often results as a tax on the sick as doctors notes are not covered by OHIP, but as well for many short term illness that are 1-3 days long that do not warrant medical intervention. This practice is no doubt a burden upon our healthcare system and working people of this province for the sole reason of employers not placing trust in their employees. I would like to see that if an employee was sick with an illness that did not require medical intervention but do to employer demands results in an unnecessary visit to the doctor, that the employer and not the taxpayer nor the province shall bare the cost of the visit.

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Idea No. 189