Managing excessive sick leave

Managing excessive sick leave

Labour law specialist and independent mediator Gerrie van der Watt has over twenty years experience, with proven success in developing large businesses through workplace dispute resolution and conflict management. With a specific interest in labour law, he is passionate about assisting businesses in overcoming internal workflow challenges and implementing healthy work practices.

Along with insights into the real challenges that businesses face, he offers practical advice on the very difficult topic of how to curb unnecessary sick leave. A recurring issue within many companies, he explains what the law says and how small businesses can manage it within their staff system.

"As an employer you can request that an employee, who habitually abuses sick leave, submits a medical certificate that you can verify with the medical practitioner," he says. "Companies who take an interest in their employees' health show that they care."

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