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Daily-paid Worker dishonest about medical condition.

Kim
Member
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:55:59 AM  (Last updated: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:30:27 AM)

Dear KL Siew

We had employed a daily-paid worker on the basis that if he comes he will be paid. After working for 1 month plus, he said he had suffered from Heart Attack because of the heavy work. He was given medical leave for 1 month by a government hospital. As this daily work is based on attendance, we did not pay him for the medical leave. He is now seeking for the payment for the 1-month medical leave.

We feel that he was dishonest about his medical condition. There was a verbal agreement if he could perform this job prior him joining us. He later reviewed that he suffered from shortness of breath and was unconscious after lifting some stones in 2011. Yet, he was seen smoking during the 1-month plus work.

We have also informed him when he was hospitalised that based on his health condition, this work is not suitable for him anymore.

We would like to seek for your advice if we should pay him for the medical leave.

Thank you. 

Yours sincerely,
Kim

KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:26:12 PM

He cannot just ask for it. He has to produce MC from the doctor.

Kim
Member
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:38:25 AM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:26:12 PM

He cannot just ask for it. He has to produce MC from the doctor.

Dear KL Siew, 

He did produce an MC from the local hospital. He blamed his condition on the nature of the one-month work and also his previous jobs as a welder.

We have no "heart attack" issue with other workers. 

Should we still pay him for his medical leave?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely
Kim

KL Siew
Administrator
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:28:54 AM

Since he has valid MC he is entitled to sick leave with pay based on Section 60f of the Employment Act

  

Kim
Member
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:30:26 AM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:28:54 AM

Since he has valid MC he is entitled to sick leave with pay based on Section 60f of the Employment Act

  

Dear KL Siew

Alright. Thanks so much for the guidance. 

Regards.

Yours sincerely
Kim

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