You don't have to pay him for any additional time off once he's exhausted all his statutory sick leave!
If your employee needs more time off due to illness, you could give him unpaid leave and claim ill health benefits from UIF. If he needs the additional sick leave
because of serious ill health or injury, then you'll have to begin the incapacity process.
But, you must follow the incapacity process for ill health or injury, as provided for in the Labour Relations Act, before you take any steps to dismiss
There are also three other instances when you don't have to pay sick leave
. Keep reading…
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Other instances when you don't have to pay sick leave
You don't have to pay your employee sick leave
if he doesn't produce a medical certificate in the following circumstances:
If he's been absent for more than two consecutive days; or
On more than two separate occasions during an eight- week period.
There you have it, make sure you don't ever pay more than you have to for sick leave