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annual leave - emergency

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:50:10 AM  (Last updated: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:54:13 AM)

what is the definition of emergency leave? if a staff called to office to inform they have emergency and have to be absent from work, does company has the rights to know what is the reason behind or it can auto deduct from his/her annual leave? does the staff has the right to keep his/her reason for personal purposes?

KL Siew
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:54:13 AM

Actually, there is no definition for emergency leave under the EA. But in some companies, they do define emergency leave in their company handbooks. They may define it as "accident to close member of family, flood, fire..." and so on. Without clearly defined leave procedure, you have make your own decision. Be more strict about such so called emergency leave. Quite often, workers can give all sorts of excuse for not coming to work like "motorcycle breakdown, uncle auntie died" and so on. If not careful or s

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