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Sick/Family Responsibility Leave

  1. Who is entitled to sick/family responsibility leave?
  2. Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for sick leave?
  3. Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for family responsibility leave?

 

1. Who is entitled to sick/family responsibility leave?

An employee who has been employed with the same employer for a continuous period of 30 days is entitled to 7 days unpaid Sick or Family Responsibility Leave in a year.

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2. Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for sick leave?

An employee must provide a note to his employer signed by a qualified medical practitioner if on sick leave for three consecutive days or more.

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3. Does the employee have to provide a note to the employer for family responsibility leave?

An employee must provide a written statement outlining the nature of the family responsibility leave where the employee is absent from work for 3 consecutive days or more.

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