Tim Hortons responds to backlash about its sick policies amid coronavirus

Mar 14 2020, 10:56 am

Tim Hortons has responded to backlash after #boycottTimHortons began appearing on Twitter last night.

The hashtag was trending in the aftermath of a story being published by progressive non-profit news organization PressProgress. The piece questioned the coffee and doughnut chain’s unpaid sick day policies during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic at some of its Canadian stores.

Twitter users took to the keyboard to voice their concerns about the Canadian-founded company and what they read.

Earlier this morning, Tim Hortons responded with a statement.

The company issued a public release, starting its caption with “There is a lot of misinformation circulating.”

Tim Hortons said they have a clear policy for employees feeling sick — stay home. The company also said those staying home due to illness do not require a doctor’s note.

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.