On this page, you can join the growing number of employers who support Bill 239, my Stay Home If You Are Sick Act -because every Ontario worker needs and deserves paid sick days.
There are many reasons that employers support paid sick days for all workers.
- A healthier workplace means fewer absences and higher productivity
- Workers with paid sick days are less likely to get injured on the job
- Paid sick days improve employee retention and loyalty, decreasing turnover and saving the costs of hiring and training
- In places where paid sick days have been mandated, most employers said the additional costs are minimal to non-existent
There is overwhelming evidence to show that paid sick days are a benefit not only to workers, but also to employers and the economy as a whole.