Nov 8, 2016
Here's a question. My husband was on medical leave for several weeks for a disability, during which time he was claiming EI sick benefits. When he informed his work when he'd be able to return, they claimed his position was no longer available and that he was terminated.
He was officially terminated on the same day that his doctor cleared him for returning to work. When his work filed his ROE, they amended the ROE for his medical leave that had illness or injury as the reason for filing the ROE, rather than filing a new ROE that would have shortage of work ("A" in box 16) as the reason. Because of how they amended this ROE, it appears that his pay in lieu of notice/severance package is payment for the dates of this amended ROE. This means that EI is about to ask for every cent of the benefits he received during his medical leave back. We've already seen this decision in his online records, we're just waiting for the official letter to arrive.
His work claims that EI told them to amend the medical leave ROE because there was no new starting date to start a new one, so now he has no ROE that shows he was actually terminated. The closest thing that he has showing his termination is them putting that he was laid off in box 18 for comments. How can this be right? We have his copy of the termination papers. Can this be fixed?"
Your husband should go back to his work and ask for new EI papers stating that there is shortage of work or allow him back to work because he is now better.