What happens during annual leave if your employee gets sick?

Planning an Easter holiday? With less than one month on the calendar, now is the time to encourage your employees to get their annual leave paperwork rolling. BUT what happens if your employee’s holiday plans get placed on hold because they get sick? Can they opt to take sick leave instead or is it a classic case of so sad, too bad?

Our resident HR expert, Lisa has the answer.

“If an employee is sick or injured while on annual leave, they can use their paid sick or carer’s leave entitlement instead. In this situation, you as the employer can still request that they provide notice and evidence.

An important thing for employers to note is that they can’t direct an employee to take annual leave while they’re taking sick or carer’s leave.”

Want to know more about leave entitlements? Visit the Fair Work website.

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