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.
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.
Tools and Resources
Leave and holidays guide - PDF 1.8MB
A guide to employees’ minimum leave and holiday entitlements.
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Employee Learning Module
Sick leave, bereavement leave, alternative holidays, and public holidays – employee rights and responsibilities.