Sick Leave

This page was last updated on: 2021-03-12


An employee is entitled to 12 days of sick leave on full pay per year of continuous service. Workers have to notify the employer of the need to take sick leave, and the anticipated duration of such sick leave, as soon as the employee becomes aware of incapacity to work. The employer can require an employee to provide a medical certificate verifying that the employee is incapacitated due to an illness or injury, and the duration for which this injury or illness will last.

Sources: §63 of the Labour Act, 2017

Medical Care

No statutory medical benefits are provided.

Job Security

Employment of worker is secure during sick leave or incapacity leave.

Sources: §63 of the Labour Act, 2017

Regulations on Sick Leave

  • Labour Act, 2017
  • Work Injuries Compensation Act 1981
  • Social Insurance Act 1990, amended in 2008