Disability FAQ

Disability FAQ

Accommodation for Illness and Disability, Sick Leave, and Long-Term Disability

The Collective Agreement contains provisions to support Members with documented illnesses, injuries, and disabilities, including provisions for Accommodation, Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability (LTD).

If you need an accommodation or leave due to a medical situation, a UVICFA Membership Services Advisor can confidentially:

  • Explain the options.
  • Work with you throughout the process – from initial request to return to work.
  • Accompany you to meetings with your supervisors and the University’s Human Resources Office, or, at your request, attend on your behalf.

For more information, please refer to our FAQs below.

Please note that FAQs do not replace individual consultation with a Faculty Association Membership Services Advisor. We strongly encourage you to seek confidential support from a Membership Services Advisor as early in the process as possible.

Membership Services Advisors:

NameReuben KellenBen Johnson
Emailmsofa@uvic.carcafa@uvic.ca
Phone(250)472-4892(250)472-4662

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What medical conditions are covered by the Collective Agreement relating to Accommodation, Sick Leave, and Long-Term Disability?

Medical conditions covered by the Collective Agreement can include temporary or permanent illnesses and disabilities, visible and invisible illnesses, mental and/or physical disabilities, and injuries. The University may require medical documentation for short Sick Leaves (less than one week), and usually requests medical documentation for extended periods of Sick Leave requiring approval from a Dean or the Provost.

What medical conditions are covered by the Collective Agreement relating to Accommodation, Sick Leave, and Long-Term Disability?

 

Do medical conditions need to be work-related in order to qualify for Accommodation, Sick Leave, or Long-Term Disability?

No.  Collective Agreement provisions apply to any medical condition with appropriate documentation, regardless of whether or not it is work-related.

If a condition is work-related or an accident occurs on campus, WorkSafeBC may become involved. Do medical conditions need to be work-related in order to qualify for Accommodation, Sick Leave, or Long-Term Disability?

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