Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

5 June 2019 12:22 PM
Tags:
Doctors
fake sick notes
employers
sick notes
medical certificates
doctors notes

Law says if a traditional healer is part of medical council with a registered number he or she can write a medical certificate.

Are you thinking of bunking work and submitting a doctor's note?

Think twice, as your employer can summon your doctor to write an affidavit or come to your office to explain the information on your sick note.

Attorney Natasha Moni tells Eusebius McKaiser that employers sometimes have doubts when the sick note is for a Monday, Friday or a day after a holiday.

The employer is entitled to ask the doctor to draft an affidavit as a sworn document that says I saw this person and this person a medical condition.

Natasha Moni, Attorney - Moni Attorneys Incorporated

READ: Know your leave rights before calling in a sick day

Your doctor as an ethical duty to explain your condition. The courts have gone even further and said if the employer doubts the affidavit, the doctor has to present him/ herself to explain the information.

Natasha Moni, Attorney - Moni Attorneys Incorporated

ALSO READ: A 'mental health day' is a real thing

Moni says every employee is entitled to six weeks sick leave over a period of three years.

People have accidents and need time to recover.

Natasha Moni, Attorney - Moni Attorneys Incorporated

She further says some doctors write 'medical condition' on the sick note, but adds that it is irresponsible for the doctor to write that if it is a severe condition like TB.

Moni says those who go to traditional healers can also submit medical sick notes.

If your traditional healer is a member of the medical council and has a registered number, then he can write a medical certificate.

Natasha Moni, Attorney - Moni Attorneys Incorporated

The law says you can now ask the traditional healers to explain themselves.

Natasha Moni, Attorney - Moni Attorneys Incorporated

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note


5 June 2019 12:22 PM
Tags:
Doctors
fake sick notes
employers
sick notes
medical certificates
doctors notes

Recommended

More from Life Advice

Warren Buffett

Investing in a pandemic: Warren Buffett – as always – has lessons

22 June 2020 3:01 PM

Certified Financial Planner Paul Roelofse on what Warren Buffett ("The Greatest Investor Ever") has to teach us, right now.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

unemployment.jpg

[LISTEN] How to avoid falling victim to job scams

15 July 2019 3:13 PM

Africa Check's Caley Clifford and Naphtali Khumalo share five red flags to watch out for.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

piggy bank child.jpg

Making the most of pocket money - why it's important

13 July 2019 12:20 PM

It's Savings Month and parenting expert Nikki Bush has valuable advice on teaching your child about money from a young age.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

work-computer-study-jpg

Tips on how to cope in a toxic working environment

3 July 2019 1:19 PM

Business and executive coach Dawn Klatzko says one of the things you need in your survival tactics is to practise diplomacy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Question mark

9 tough questions you should never be afraid to ask your financial advisor

26 June 2019 6:39 PM

Times are tough. Don’t spare her feelings! You must ask these questions of your advisor, implores Galileo Capital's Warren Ingram.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

jobs.jpg

Tips on writing that stand-out CV

28 May 2019 6:52 AM

Consultant and coach Anja Van Beek shares advice on what should go into your curriculum vitae.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pocket-moneyjpg

Pocket money: From what age? How often? How much?

27 May 2019 3:06 PM

Certified financial planner Kirsty Scully shares her advice on teaching children about the value of money.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

watchjpg

Watch out for suppliers trying to mislead you about warranties

15 May 2019 2:28 PM

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler examines buyers' rights and the just-released Banking Services Ombudsman's report.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Hourglass cash money

Easy-to-follow advice on saving money and investing (shares, unit trusts, etc.)

26 April 2019 11:32 AM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Chris Sloane, author of “Use Some Common Cents to Build Financial Independence”.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

a3b33f84-ed59-448a-ab66-36c9dd38ef20.jpg

Tips on how to future-proof your job and management skills

13 March 2019 12:39 PM

COO of Jack Hammer Advaita Naidoo explains how both companies and the workforce can prepare for jobs of the future.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward