When requesting Family Illness Leave you need only identify the following:

» The family member who is ill. This can include spouses,parents, in-laws, children, guardians, grandparents, and fiancés/fiancées. For a complete list refer to Article 30.05.

» The general nature of your involvement, for example, taking the family member to an appointment, caring for them or some other explanation of why they require your attention.

» The amount of time required.

You do not need to disclose any information about your family member's illness, as this is personal health information. Your employer is not entitled to such information.

If the situation involving your family member is emergent or life threatening, apply for Serious Illness Leave NOT Family Illness
Leave. You are entitled to up to two days of Serious Illness Leave for any occasion of a serious illness of a family member, provided
you are the primary caregiver. Save your Family Illness Leave for occasions involving your family's health that are less serious but still require your attention.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Read Article 30.07 Family Illness Leave in your CUPE Collective Agreement.