Small Business Owner

Family saved by sick leave pay

From West Toronto, ON
West Toronto

Wed Apr 21 2021


Our nanny’s husband works in a factory and one of his coworkers came to work sick (they don’t have paid sick leave). Her husband got a low fever, so we told her to stay home - WITH PAY - until he could get tested. He tested positive for COVID and the next day she did too. Our family of 4 tested negative. They have both recovered and she will return to work on Monday. Had she not had paid sick leave (for 3 weeks), we would likely be sick too. Paid sick leave saves lives and essential workers deserve the financial stability.

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