Sick leave

Five paid days of sick leave per year is available to employees so they can care for themselves or their dependants.

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme: Support is available in situations where employees need to stay away from work and cannot work from home due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

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.

If you have a workplace issue, you may want to use the Early Resolution Service to resolve it early, quickly and informally.

Early Resolution Service

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.

Medical examination

In some situations, employees may be required to have a medical examination or be suspended from the workplace.

Sick leave and ACC payments

What an employee is entitled to if they have an accident or injury that is covered by ACC.

Page last revised: 08 May 2018

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