Sick Day Rights

February 15, 2016 Know Your Rights Our Resources

Sick Leave is paid leave when a full-time or part-time employee is unable to attend work due to personal illness or incapacity.

Awards and Agreements generally provide for between 38 and 76 hours of sick leave per year of service. Unused sick leave accumulates from year to year.

To access paid sick leave, most Agreements and Awards typically require employees to:

  • Notify their employer as quickly as possible
  • Provide satisfactory evidence – usually a medical certificate or statutory declaration (STAT DEC FORM).