Should employees receive benefits coverage for time off due to cosmetic surgery? At least two Canadian labor arbitrators think so.
In the most recent decision on point, North Bay General Hospital v. Ontario Nurses’ Assn.  OLAA No. 47, 181 LAC (4th) 179 (Stephens), an employee was awarded sick pay coverage for time off while she recovered from cosmetic skin removal surgery.
The employee, a nurse, was left with excess and baggy skin after she lost a “considerable amount of weight.” In order to get rid of the excess skin, the employee decided that she would have it removed.