Basic Conditions of Employment Act: A Guide to Sick Leave

  • An employee is entitled to six weeks’ paid sick leave in a period of 36 months.
  • During the first six months an employee is entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
  • An employer may require a medical certificate before paying an employee who is absent for more than two consecutive days or who is frequently absent.

Source: www.labour.gov.za

 

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