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25/08/2009 15:05:35
Re: Annual Leave or Sick Leave?

Hi Siew & CK,

When a staff made an appointment with the doctor for medical treatment in Penang in advance, for example on 28/8/09, he/she would definitely need to apply AL.

1. However, when she came back with a MC, can he/she request the company to take it as MC and cancel the AL?

2. Can the company reject the MC and still take it as AL even though the MC is from government hospital?
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KL Siew
25/08/2009 15:46:33
Section 60E(1B) is self-explanatory:

60E(1B) Where an employee who is on paid annual leave becomes entitled to sick leave or maternity leave while on such annual leave, the employee shall be granted the sick leave or the maternity leave, as the case may be, and the annual leave shall be deemed to have not been taken in respect of the days for which sick leave or maternity leave is so granted
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25/08/2009 16:08:58
Than you Siew.

Which means that when a staff took AL 3 days for holiday trip but fall sick and obtained MC from doctor, he/she will be deemed not taking AL on those days?

What if he/she just went for holidays and buy the MC from doctor?
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25/08/2009 17:02:41
1) Yes. He/she is considered on ML instead of AL.
2) Don't make such assumption unless you have the evidence.
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26/08/2009 02:00:47
Medical leave limit?

1) If company have employees disable and have appointment doctor every month and he/she have MC but company give 14days ML how?

2) Is that true work performance is more important than qualification?
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26/08/2009 15:52:15
1) The sick leave for staff are ranging from 14 to 22 days depends on the years of service. If the disabled staff is entitled for 14 days sick leave, he/she will have to apply for unpaid leave after claiming the 14 days paid sick leave.

2) Good question, in small companies, work performance is usually more important as the employers expect faster return on investment (on staff). But for large organizations, good qualifications will be a significant advantage for the career prospect, in terms of climbing the corporate ladder. But there are also some exceptional cases where some people without qualifications manage to gain credibility through other ways, such as endorsement by the senior management. My advice is, let's work on both as much as we can while young.
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19/09/2009 12:49:33
Coincidence, recently my workplace also had such case.

> employee went for sickness followup, doctor given MC.
> HR mentioned to employee due to he/her sickness already cured, and going follow up only because of checking by doctor, then, should consider as AL.

Is it right? Confuse. By the way, HR already deducted the employee's AL.
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