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Using sick leave to attend a doctor's appointment

In accordance with the Employment Act, employees with a medical certificate from an approved doctor are entitled to paid sick leave. So if you see a doctor and are issued a medical certificate, you are entitled to paid sick leave for that appointment.

Employers are also encouraged to be flexible and supportive by providing paid time-off to employees who need to see a doctor for necessary medical appointments. On their part, employees should inform their supervisors of such appointments as far in advance as possible.

Last Updated: 23 November 2018