How to deal with suspected fraudulent medical certificates

Most employers believe that if the employee produces a medical certificate as justification for a period of absence that the employer is bound to accept it and is bound to pay the employee for the period of absence. However, where the employer suspects foul play, the employer is entitled to contact the employee’s medical practitioner [...]

2021-06-09T09:32:36+02:00June 9th, 2021|Sick Leave|Comments Off on How to deal with suspected fraudulent medical certificates

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The Regulation of sick leave entitlement during quarantine

The startling news that an official case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) had been confirmed in South Africa came as a shock to most. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has increased and appears to be on the increase daily. As a consequence of the now-called pandemic, employers are finding themselves in unchartered territory in terms [...]

2020-03-12T15:43:50+02:00March 12th, 2020|Sick Leave|9 Comments

Sick Leave And Valid Medical Certificates

Socio-economic circumstances in South Africa deny the greater population access to private medical practitioners. The result is that people are reliant on clinics for medical attention where the employee is provided with a medical certificate which is, more often than not, signed by the clinic nurse. This poses an exceedingly frequent question amongst employers i.e. [...]

2019-01-18T12:37:43+02:00July 8th, 2015|General, Sick Leave|3 Comments
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