Illness and leave

Even if you are moderately or seriously ill, you will still need to take your holidays. When it comes to accruing holiday hours, taking holiday hours, and the expiry of holiday hours, the situation is not much different to when you are not ill:

  • You will continue to accrue your normal holiday hours, even during the hours that you have not worked due to illness.  
  • You must take your normal holiday hours when you take time off, even for the hours that you have not worked due to illness.  
  • Your statutory hours will expire after two years, just like they do for staff members who are not ill.  

Exceptions

If there are exceptional/medical reasons for why you are unable to take your holidays, your statutory holiday hours will only expire after five years. The Occupational Health Officer must substantiate this in writing.

Contact

Need help? Get in touch with your personnel HR officer.

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