Improve your Life: Know your rights regarding sick leave

Sick leave is there to ensure that employees do not have to work whilst sick, risking their health and that of their colleagues.

In this week’s Improve your Life feature we look at sick leave, how it works, how much sick leave are you entitled to as an employee and when do provisions for sick leave not apply?

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson speaks to Michael Bagraim, Labour Lawyer at Bagraims Attorneys about employees’ rights regarding sick leave.

One has to understand the Basic Condition of Employment Act which is the basis of all rights of the workplace, in particular section 22 and 23.

Michael Bagraim, Labour Lawyer

Bagraim says a lot of people are scared to take sick leaves because their employers get angry, which he says it’s bullying, the act that is unfair and not right.

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:


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