Many workers do not entirely understand the law surrounding sick leave and the individual rights of both the employer and employee. Fortunately, as with most employee/employer-related questions we can find most of the answers in the basic conditions of employment act or the labour relations act, and this is no exception.
In this article, we take a look at how many sick leave days an employee is entitled to, what you should be paid on sick leave and if you need to supply a sick note.
How much notice should you give when resigning? For some reason this is still a commonly asked question by employees. Fortunately, we don’t need to guess, because the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA) has already answered this question for us in section 37.
All employers MUST display a summary of the Basic Conditions Act at the workplace. If you would like to get to know this summary of the BCEA or download a copy in your language you can do so right here.