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Amended Basic Conditions of Employment Act

by lloyd last modified 2008-05-27 13:40

23. Proof of incapacity


as amended by the
Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, 2002, Contract Cleaning Wage increase, and  Domestic workers wage increase 1 Dec 2007

Chapter 3 : Leave


23. Proof of incapacity

(1)           An employer is not required to pay an employee in terms of section 22 if the employee has been absent from work for more than two consecutive days or on more than two occasions during an eight-week period and, on request by the employer, does not produce a medical certificate stating that the employee was unable to work for the duration of the employee’s absence on account of sickness or injury.

(2)           The medical certificate must be issued and signed by a medical practitioner or any other person who is certified to diagnose and treat patients and who is registered with a professional council established by an Act of Parliament.

(3)           If it is not reasonably practicable for an employee who lives on the employer’s premises to obtain a medical certificate, the employer may not withhold payment in terms of subsection (1) unless the employer provides reasonable assistance to the employee to obtain the certificate.


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