Know your leave rights before calling in a sick day

According to a survey recently released by Pharma Dynamics, almost 40% of South Africans are planning on taking fake sick leave in June or July.

Following the revelations of this survey CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Verushka Reddy, labour lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright about employees rights when it comes to sick leave.

Read: 40% of South African workers plan to report sick this winter - Survey

If you are absent from work for more than two consecutive days on the account of illness, your employer is entitled to ask for a certificate that states you were unable to work on those days due to illness.

Verushka Reddy, Labour Lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright

If you can't produce that certificate when you are asked for it then you are not entitled to be paid.

Verushka Reddy, Labour Lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright

Listen further for more sick leave rights for employees:


This article first appeared on 702 : Know your leave rights before calling in a sick day


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
40% of South African workers plan to report sick this winter - Survey

40% of South African workers plan to report sick this winter - Survey

A survey released by Pharma Dynamics reveals that 40% of South Africans are planning on take fake sick leave in June or July.

Gigaba needs credible team before convincing business and labour - economists

Gigaba needs credible team before convincing business and labour - economists

Economists Lumkile Mondi and Dr Iraj Abedian say Finance Min. Malusi Gigaba must critically do more to reassure South Africans.

Police union threatens to shut down the 10111 centres

Police union threatens to shut down the 10111 centres

Sapu is threatening to close down the 10111 call centres around the country unless their members working there get salary hikes.

Does Brian Molefe have a leg to stand on? A labour law specialist comments...

Does Brian Molefe have a leg to stand on? A labour law specialist comments...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Puke Maserumule, Labour Law Specialist at Maserumule Attorneys.

'I've been on sick leave': Sassa CEO sets the record straight

'I've been on sick leave': Sassa CEO sets the record straight

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza says he isn't aware of a tiff between himself and Minister Bathabile Dlamini after taking sick leave.

 Officials benefitted from Sassa/CPS contract - Scopa chair

Officials benefitted from Sassa/CPS contract - Scopa chair

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts chair says Minister Bathabile Dlamini deliberately failed the process.

Robertson Winery saddened by "slave wage" references

Robertson Winery saddened by "slave wage" references

Capetalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to the Agricultural and Allied Workers Union representing Robertson Winery farm workers.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

7 expert tips on how to make your breakfast healthier

7 expert tips on how to make your breakfast healthier

Nutrition and diet expert, Catherine Pereira, shares some advice on how to make healthier decisions for your morning meals.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.