‘I Solemnly Swear I Was Sick’

A Canadian jurisdiction is trying a new way of tackling absenteeism due to the H1N1 flu. Government employees in the province will have to swear oaths declaring they were sick if they miss more than three days of work.

In an article on the www.canada.com site, Richard Warnica says the employees will have to produce legal declarations, sworn in front of a commissioner of oaths, rather than burden family doctors by asking for medical notes during the outbreak.

A government spokesperson, Gerald Kastendieck, said employees won’t have to pay for their declarations since most agencies have commissioners of oath on staff. Still, some employers have already waived or relaxed the requirement.

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