Employee Abandons Employment by not Following STD rules :

In Betts v IBM ( 2015 CarswellOnt 12779) the employee went off on sick leave for depression. Despite repeated warnings and actions by the insurer and the defendant , the plaintiff did not follow the STD rules, failed to follow through on appeals and required medical reports and left the province he worked ( NB ) and moved to Ontario to live with his girlfriend. The Court found that he had abandoned his employment after 8 months of not being at work.