Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Sick leave

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

Did you know that in addition to taking sick leave for your own medical issues, you may take sick leave when a member of an immediate family member has a medical issue? The definition of immediate family includes a number of people in your family and is set out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Under the Article 24.10, Sick Leave may be authorized in the case of “illness or injury in the immediate family”.  Immediate family for purposes of Sick Leave is defined in Article 24.11 as an “employee’s spouse or domestic partner, parent, grandparent, grandchild, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, stepchild or stepparent of the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and close relative or persons residing in the immediate household of the employee (except domestic employees or roomers). Also included in this definition shall be any minor children or incapacitated individuals for whom the employee has primary responsibility or legal guardianship or conservatorship.”

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