Sanwdich: Hey, we’re entitled to five days sick leave once we’ve been working here for six months, right?
Sandwich: Good. Because I’m getting a coleslaw. Look...
Lamington: Eeeew! Just go home.
Coffee cup: Get more info about sick leave here on Employment.govt.nz
Sick leave is paid time off work if an employee, their spouse, partner, dependent child, or other person who depends on them is sick or injured.
Sick leave entitlements
Most employees are entitled to five days’ sick leave a year depending on how long they’ve worked for the same employer.
In some situations, employees may be required to have a medical examination or be suspended from the workplace.